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“Without Sanctuary”

Just this morning, I’m happy to have received word that my proposal has been accepted to present at the “Without Sanctuary” conference about lynching in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October. Presented by the Center for the Study of the New South, the conference will bring together scholars, creative artists, and those interested in the causes and legacies of lynching. The “Without Sanctuary” exhibit of lynching photographs will be showing concurrently at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte.

Also presenting will be Jackie Olive, whose “Always in Season” transmedia project takes a contemporary look at the lingering impact of lynching, with an interactive Second Life locale and documentary film that offer hope for fighting racism and hate today.

Dr. Fran Kaplan, director of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, will join historian Robert Smith in presenting a workshop about lynching survivor James Cameron, founder of the museum.

Another presenter will be Toni Battle, who is working toward healing the wounds of lynching from her perspective as a descendant of a lynching victim. The conference will feature well-known lynching scholars W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Amy Wood, Manfred Berg, and Claude Clegg.

Stay tuned for more about the conference, the history, and the presentations.

 

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