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435. Violence and the Black Child in the Post-Civil-Rights United States

Thursday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Liberty C, Sheraton

A special session

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

1. "'My Portrait Was Gold': Resiliency and the Crisis of the Black Child's Image in Dael Orlandersmith's The Gimmick," Jennifer Griffiths

2. "'The Least of These': The Spectacle of Violence and the Black Child in For Colored Girls and Precious," Carol E. Henderson, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

3. "The Absence of Violence: Black Childhood and Confession in Leaving Atlanta," GerShun Avilez, Yale Univ.


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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