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  • Date and time: Wednesday 21 October 2020, 5.30pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Black History Month event

The Department of History, University of York is delighted to be hosting a public talk by Dr Traci Parker of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which will be held on Zoom. We will hear from Dr Parker about her exciting new book project, Beyond Loving: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Black Freedom Movement. This will be followed by a Q&A and discussion. 

The talk is part of a programme of events taking place across the University throughout October to mark Black History Month 2020. It is also part of the History Department’s regular Research Seminar.

How to Register:

The event is free and open to the public. Please book using the button above before 5pm on Tuesday 20 October. Details of how to access the event and a Zoom link will be sent to the email address you provide before the event.

[Image: Revolutionary Marriage Ceremony, 1969.” Left to Right: Chairman Fred Hampton, Rufus “Chaka” Walls, Wanda Ross (Deputy Minister of Defense), Bobby Rush]

Dr Traci Parker

Dr Traci Parker is an Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She holds a PhD in History from the University of Chicago. Dr Parker is the author of Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). She is currently working on her second book, Beyond Loving: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Black Freedom Movement.  Dr Parker’s research has received support from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.