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Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings
A diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars will
explore the complex relationship of Black and Jewish Americans as well
as their struggles to negotiate and belong in white Christian American
Not Quite White in Fiction
and Film: Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement and Nella
The Abram Matlofsky Memorial
Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be
us for an exploration of racial and ethnic "passing" in these
critically-acclaimed novels and their adaptations for the screen.
Excerpts from both films will be shown during the program, which will
examine the struggles of both Black and Jewish Americans to feel that
they belong in this country. Free and open to the public.
The symposium and related public
programming are co-organized by Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University, and Donavan L. Ramon, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Read HERE about the
origins of the project, which won a grant from the New Jersey Council
for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the