Tuesday, April 26th
5:00- 6:30 PM ET
Africana Studies invites you to the upcoming event, “Reimagining Together – A Conversation with Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin on Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.” This hybrid event is taking place on April 26th, 5:00 – 6:30 PM in the Cabral Center. Register using the link above to join us, and see the event flyer attached.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is Chair of African-American and African Diaspora Studies; Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University. Professor Griffin received her B.A. from Harvard, where she majored in American History and Literature, and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. Her major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, and history. She has published widely on issues of race and gender, feminism, jazz, and cultural politics. Griffin is the author of Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (1995), Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford Connecticut, 1854-1868 (1999), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (2001) and co-author, with Salim Washington, of Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (2008). Her most recent book is Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature(2021).