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639. Representing African American Adolescence in the Post-Civil-Rights Era

Saturday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Illinois, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jennifer Griffiths, New York Inst. of Tech., Manhattan

1. "'To Trace Another Destination': African American Youth and Radical Form in the Work of June Jordan," Myisha T. Priest, New York Univ.

2. "A Generational Memoir: Colson Whitehead's Sag Harbor and the Post-Civil-Rights Generation," Cameron Leader-Picone, Kansas State Univ.

3. "'My Body of a Free Boy. . . . My Body of Dance': Black Adolescence and Resiliency in Sapphire's The Kid," Jennifer Griffiths


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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