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Historian Paula Marie Seniors on African American Women & Radical Activism/Self-Defense

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn United States (map)

Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice

**Tuesdays at 11:10 am in 4202**

Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow

Co-Directors Spring 2019: Profs. Emily Horowitz // Belen Lowrey-Kinberg // Nickie Phillips 

Historian Paula Marie Seniors on African American Women Radical Activists: African American Women & Radical Activism/Self-Defense

Professor Paula Marie Seniors (Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Virginia Tech) discusses the 1961 case of self-defense advocate Mae Mallory and the Monroe Defense Committee. She discusses the aftermath of the case and the efforts of Mallory and other Black radical women activists’ travels to Tanzania, Grenada, and Nicaragua, to participate in socialist revolutions. Seniors is author of Mae Mallory, the Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions: African American Women Radical Activists (1956-1987) (University of Georgia Press) and she won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Prize, from the Association of Black Women Historians for Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Culture of Uplift, Identity and Politics in Black Musical Theater (Ohio State University Press, 2009). Seniors co-edited Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls (Palgrave MacMillan)  and is currently working on Michelle Obama’s Silence: Police and State Violence Against African American Girls and Women.