Christina Sharpe

Virginia’s Past, Present and Future: Christina Sharpe

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

“Wake. Seed. Soil.”

Christina Sharpe, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Tufts University

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:00 PM
Richmond Salons I-II
University Student Commons
907 Floyd Avenue

2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first recorded arrival of Africans in British North America. The Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting a year-long series of speaker events and programs, entitled Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future, to foster an informed and constructive conversation about the events of 1619 and the mythology that has built up around them; the subsequent experience of Africans and African Americans in Virginia, British America, and the United States; the continued impact of that history; and the possibilities for a future in which Americans can shed that legacy, building together a just and inclusive multi-racial society.

This event is presented in partnership with American Evolution: Virginia to America, 1619-2019.