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Lectures in the History of Art: Tanisha Ford, University of Delaware

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“Liberated Threads: Black Women and the Global Politics of Soul”

Tanisha C. Ford is Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Liberated Threads won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history.

Ford is an expert on social movement history, feminist issues, material culture, and fashion, beauty, and body politics. Her public writing and cultural commentary has been featured in diverse media outlets and publications including the New York Times, the Root, the New YorkerEbonyNPR: Code SwitchFusionNews OneNew York Magazine: The CutYahoo! StyleVibe VixenFeministing, the Journal of Southern HistoryNKA: Journal of Contemporary African ArtThe Black Scholar, and New York City’s HOT 97.

Dr. Ford’s website: http://www.tanishacford.com/


September 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tania C. String


104 Peabody Hall
UNC at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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