Telfair Museums and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation present the 2019 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture by Melissa L. Cooper, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, and Talitha LeFlouria, the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia. Cooper and LeFlouria are coeditors of a forthcoming scholarly work produced in partnership with Telfair Museums that explores the legacy of slavery in Savannah and surrounding communities in the region.
During this engaging conversation, curator Shannon Browning-Mullis will interview these impressive scholars about their past research on the region, Gullah identity, and African American women in the criminal justice system. They will also discuss what brought them to the Legacy of Slavery in Savannah project and how they are creating the theoretical framework for its scholarship. The free lecture is sponsored by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation and co-presented by Telfair’s Friends of African American Arts.
A reception for the museum’s FAAA Members Exhibition will follow the lecture at 7pm.