AAIHS: Day 1

Friday, March 8, 2024 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Minor 110 and Warner 104, 115

Below are the times and locations for Sessions 1 - 3 and the luncheon film screening with Robin Rue Simmons

Session 1: 8:30am-10:15am

1. Abolition, Control, and Preservation: Bearing Witness to the Archive’s Demand for Educational Reparations

Minor 110

All sessions run from 8:30 am - 10:15 am

Chair: Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia

Darrion Wallace, Stanford University
Lesson on Manifesting Freedom and Emancipation: International Perspectives on Educational Reparations from Black Anti-Slavery Abolitionists of the 19th Century

Christian Walkes, Harvard University
Preserving Pride: The Black Schoolhouse and Educational Reparations

Zenzile Reddick, Harvard University
Maximum Feasible Participation: The History of Community Control and the Future of Educational Reparations 

2. Education and Reparations

Warner 110

Chair: Lily Santoro, Southeast Missouri State University

Peter H. Wood, Duke University
Two Centuries of Forced African American Illiteracy

Tatiana McInnis, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Reparations: A Pedagogy of Possibility

Emily Masghati, Penn State Behrend
The Julius Rosenwald Fund and the Subversion of Restorative Justice in Higher Education

3. International Dimensions of Reparations

Warner 104

Chair: Robert Greene II, Claflin University

Sanyu Mulira, Spelman College
Gaudeloupe, Mé 1967, and the Dangerous Quagmire of Autonomy in the French Caribbean

Nicholas Andersen, Tufts University
The Redemption of Africa and Reparations

Nigel Westmaas, Hamilton College
Reparations and Reconciliation: Exploring the Significance of Apology and Restitution for Slavery in Guyana

Session 2: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

4. The Long History of Reparations

Minor 110

All sessions run from 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Chair: Chloe Celeste Porche, University of Virginia

Cameron Sauers, Penn State University
The Original Case Against Reparations: James Beecher and the Betrayal of Order No. 15

Timothy Kumfer, Georgetown University
“If We Want to Keep It, We’ll Have to Fight For It”: The Adams Morgan Organization and the Origins of Community Reinvestment

Meredith F. Coleman-Tobias, Mount Holyoke College
Thirst: Spiritual Reparation and Sobonfu Somé’s Po(r)table Ritual

5. Roundtable: Descendant Communities and the Land in Viriginia

Warner 110

Chair: Justin Reid, Founder of Griffin Blvd Archives
Hannah Scruggs, Harvard University and Descendant Organizer

Auriana Woods, The Getting Word Oral History Project
Niya Bates, Princeton University and Founder of the Scuffletown Project

6. Black Childhoods, Intellectual History & Repair: A Discussion

Warner 104

Chair: Paula C. Austin, Boston University

Ashleigh Greene Wade, University of Virginia

Justene Hill Edwards, University of Virginia

Corinne T. Field, University of Virginia

Luncheon and Film Session: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

Minor 125

Screening of The Big Payback, featuring film Q&A with Robin Rue Simmons

Session 3: 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

8. Towards a Vocabulary of Repair: Black Life in Colombia

Minor 110

All sessions run from 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm.  

Chair: Jameelah Morris, Stanford University

Jameelah Morris, Stanford University
The Temporal Experience of Repair: Generational Struggles for Livability in Urban Colombia

Amber H. Henry, University of Virginia
A Refrigerator on the Side of the Road: Palenquera Women and the Politics of (Dis)Repair

Fatima Siwaju, University of Virginia
The 2017 Paro Cívico in Buenaventura: Embodied Politics of Repair in the Colombian Pacific

9. Panel Discussion: “Black Women’s Biographies” featuring Amrita Myers

Minor 125

Chair: Paula C. Austin, Boston University

Amrita Myers, Indiana University, Bloomington 

10. Black Debts, Black Fortunes: Discussing Reparations for Black Womxn and Their Communities

Warner 110

Chair: Lydia Lindsey, North Carolina Central University

Erica Duncan, New York University
Enslaved and Freed Black Women’s Claims for Housing and Sustenance in the Bahamas

Carmin Wong, Penn State University
On Various Subjects: Phyllis Wheatley, the Foremother of Early American Poetry

Sonya Williams, New York University
Re-covering the Discourse of Reparative Justice & Negritud in the Works of Rosa Amelia Plumelle-Uribe & Delia Zapata Olivella

AAIHS Awards Ceremony and Ta-Nehisi Coates Keynote Discussion: 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Warner 209

AAIHS Awards Ceremony

Ta-Nehisi Coates Keynote Discussion

Warner 209

Reception: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Minor Hall Lobby

Join us for refreshments in the lobby of Minor Hall following the keynote discussion with Ta-Nehisi Coates


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