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Mon 25

April 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Hard Histories Book Talks: Lawrence Jackson

SNF Agora Institute

Join Hard Histories at Hopkins for a warm celebration of Dr. Lawrence Jackson’s new book, Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore (Graywolf Press, 2022). In this memoir, Jackson writes about his experiences returning to his hometown of Baltimore as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History at Johns Hopkins University. Jackson explores the university’s troubled relationship with the city and its residents, and his attempts to navigate that relationship in his new position, all while establishing a home life for himself and his children. Jackson will read a few selections from the book, and will then be in conversation with Dr. Martha S. Jones, Hard Histories’ project director. Their conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Hard Histories is delighted to co-sponsor this event with Hopkins’ Center for Africana Studies and Black Faculty and Staff Association.