ROUNDTABLE at African American Historical Society

The African American Intellectual History Society will be hosting an online roundtable on LaShawn Harris’s new book, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (University of Illinois Press, 2016) from September 5-10, 2016.

Keisha N. Blain (University of Iowa) will moderate the discussion and introduce the roundtable, which will feature responses from Julie Gallagher (Penn State Brandywine); Shannon King (Wooster College); Talitha LeFlouria (University of Virginia); and Brian Purnell (Bowdoin College). At the conclusion of the roundtable, LaShawn Harris (Michigan State University) will provide a response.

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