Historical Consciousness and The Black Feminist Imagination: What are the obstacles to envisioning black female power from the past? How would such historical imagery embolden the political mission of present-day black feminist theory and practice? Moreover, how would such imagery take shape in contemporary popular narratives? These questions undergird Janell Hobson's lecture, which explores the iconography and genealogy of black feminist resistance from historical narratives to contemporary black feminist memorialization projects - and intersects historiography with image-analysis to interpret historical events alongside the imaginative narratives and political frameworks we have given them in the present.
Dr. Hobson is an associate professor of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany and a prolific author and blogger.