From Dr. Bob Fanuzzi: “Sandy Ground at St. John’s: Faces of the Underground Railroad” is a public humanities and educational outreach program of St. John’s Staten Island campus. Created in partnership with Sandy Ground Historical Society and supported by the New York Council for the Humanities, the programs and lectures celebrate the past, present, and future of diversity on Staten Island.
We would love to see our faculty and students at our two upcoming lectures. On September 15, we’re proud to be hosting Dr. Carla Peterson, one of the nation’s leading African-American studies scholars, on our campus.
More details here:
“Betwixt and Between: Black Communities and City Neighborhoods in 19th Century NYC”
Second Speaker in the Community Lecture Series of “Sandy Ground at St. John’s”
Carla L. Peterson, is Professor Emerita in the Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Her field of expertise is 19th-century African-American literature, history, and culture. She has published numerous essays in this area, as well as two books: “Doers of the Word”: African-American Women Speakers & Writers in the North (1830–1880) (Oxford, 1995) and Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale, 2011), which was awarded the 2011 prize for the best book on New York history by the New York Society Library and was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman 2011 Frederick Douglass Prize.
Recently awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, she is currently at work on a new project, “All Things are Becoming New: Taste and the Making of African American Modernity in Antebellum New York and Philadelphia.
“Sandy Ground at St. John’s” is a public humanities and educational outreach program of St. John’s University Staten Island campus, in partnership with Sandy Ground Historical Society, and is supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.
Special Pre-Lecture Event: Sandy Ground Oyster Celebration
September 15, 2016
6- 7:15 p.m.
Spellman Courtyard, next to Loretto Library
Celebrate Staten Island’s rich history, meet noted scholar Dr. Carla Peterson, and enjoy delicious oysters, provided by Flagstaff Breweries
A benefit for Sandy Ground Historical Society: $50 suggested contribution taken at the door.