Under the Blacklight: What's the Matter with Georgia? Virus, Voting, & Vigilantism the Peach State | May 13, 2020
African American Policy Forum
As the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery gains national recognition, the horrific history of lynching rears its head once again. Arbery’s death can be a window into the wider political and racial environment in which old patterns of racial vulnerability intersect with newer pathogens.
Left of Black | Jan 26, 2018
Left of Black host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Talitha L. LeFlouria to discuss her new book, “Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South.”
Lawrence Lecture | Sept. 12, 2019
Telfair Museums and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation present the 2019 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Melissa L. Cooper, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, and Talitha LeFlouria, the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia. Cooper and LeFlouria are coeditors of a forthcoming scholarly work produced in partnership with Telfair Museums that explores the legacy of slavery in Savannah and surrounding communities in the region.
400Years of Resistance Symposium at UC Berkeley | Sep 13, 2019
This day-long symposium kicked off a year of events at UC Berkeley to mark the 400 year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America. The events are being co-organized by the Haas Institute, the African American studies and history departments, the African American Student Development Center, and the Black Staff & Faculty Organization.
Emory University | Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South | Oct 31, 2017
In 1868, the state of Georgia began to make its rapidly growing population of prisoners available for hire. The resulting convict leasing system ensnared not only men but also African American women, who were forced to labor in camps, factories, and chain-gangs to make profits for private investors and the state. Dr.Talitha L. LeFlouria of the University of Virginia discusses the plight of incarcerated black women in the post-Civil War South, and the attempts made by female prisoners to resist commodification and physical and sexual exploitation
UMass History | "Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor" | Oct 31, 2016
Lecture by award-winning historian Talitha L. LeFlouria (University of Virginia) on the plight of post-Civil War black women prisoners and their day-to-day struggles to overcome work-related abuses and violence, based on LeFlouria’s award winning book. This event was the 2016 UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Distinguished Annual Lecture and a part of the 2016-2017 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.