6th Annual Crenshaw Lecture; Thursday, Nov. 19th

The 6th Annual Crenshaw Lecture by Dr. Grace Elizabeth Hale takes place on Thursday, November 19, at noon at the Richmond Salons III – IV, Student Commons.

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies presents, Dr. Grace Elizabeth Hale, Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Virginia and the author of Making Whiteness: A culture of segregation in the South, 1890-1940 and The Romance of the Outsider: How Middle Class Whites Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America. She publish Participatory Documentary: Representing Politics in the US South which examines documentary audio recordings, photographs, and films made in and about the rural U.S. South from the 1920s to 1980s and the relationship between documentary practices, aesthetics, and political and social movements.The book, Making Whiteness: A culture of segregation in the South will be for sale following the lecture.

The Crenshaw annual lecture series is named in honor of Anne Clay Crenshaw, a founder of the Equal Suffrage League (ESL) of Virginia in 1909 who hosted the first meetings of the ESL in her home at 919 W. Franklin Street in Richmond, now home to the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

The first Crenshaw Lecture was given in 2009 as part of the Centennial Celebration of women’s suffrage movement in Virginia. The lectures are part of the Crenshaw Initiative program, directed by Dr. Catherine Ingrassia, Executive Associate Dean of the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences,and honorarily chaired by Mrs. Monica Rao, VCU’s first lady.

The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information or special accommodations call (804)828-6710.