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LLL Presents: After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America

Thu, 3/9 · 6:00 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

Rhae Lynn Barnes, Department of History; Tera W. Hunter, Department of History, Department of African American Studies and the Humanities Council

After Life is a collective history of how Americans experienced, navigated, commemorated, and ignored mass death and loss during the global COVID-19 pandemic, mass uprisings for racial justice, and the near presidential coup in 2021 following the 2020 election. Please join us for a conversation with an editor and a contributor to this important anthology.

Rhae Lynn Barnes is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. She is a historian, public speaker, writer, editor, documentarian, and onscreen commenter specializing in the globalization of American popular culture. She is co-founder and editor of U.S. History Scene, which provides open-access teaching resources to thousands of public schools in the United States through partnerships with documentary filmmakers, university libraries, and special collections. Tera W. Hunter is the Professor of American History and Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University. Her research focuses on gender, race, labor, and Southern histories. Her books are Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century and To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War.

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