Reimagining Biography: Meet panelist Imani Perry
On March 22, 2018, the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography. The four panelists will share how they navigated the feminisms, intersectionalities, political, and private-public voicings that shaped Hansberry’s life in their biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual.
Over the next two weeks we will be sharing information about the panel participants as well as information about the Lorraine Hansberry Papers, held at the Schomburg Center. Today we are highlighting panelist Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry forthcoming from Beacon Press, in September 2018.
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is a scholar of African American studies, legal history and cultural studies. Her most recent book is titled: May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem (UNC Press, Feb. 2018). Beacon Press will publish her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry in September 2018.
Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Panel Discussion 6:30-8:00pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd)
New York, NY, 10037
This is a free event, but as space is limited please RSVP here.
Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography panelists include Imani Perry (author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, forthcoming from Beacon Press in September 2018 and a professor of African American Studies at Princeton University); Tracy Heather Strain, (director of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart, PBS national broadcast January 2018); Margaret Wilkerson (author of forthcoming Lorraine Hansberry: Am I a Revolutionary? and Professor Emerita of African Diaspora Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley); and Soyica Colbert (author of the forthcoming Lorraine Hansberry: Artist/Activist (Yale University Press, 2019) and professor of African American Studies and Theater & Performance Studies at Georgetown University. The panel will be introduced by Joi Gresham, the executive director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and moderated by Joy-Ann Reid (national correspondent, MSNBC).