Distinguished Lecturer Series: Dr. Mary Helen Washington presents "Make It Red:" Black Left Literary Modernism of the 1950s (Friday, February 27, 2015)

February 16, 2015
Dr. Mary Helen Washington

Dr. Mary Helen Washington will discuss her book 

“The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s.”

Dr. Mary Helen Washington was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  From 1975, when she was appointed Director of Black Studies at the University of Detroit, she has studied, taught, and written about African American literature.  In addition to the University of Detroit, she has taught at St. John College of Cleveland, Harvard Divinity School, Wellesley College, Mills College, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and is currently Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the editor of Black-Eyed Susans: Classic Stories by Black Women WritersMidnight Birds: Stories of Contemporary Black Women WritersInvented Lives: Narratives of Black Women; and Memory of Kin: Stories of Family by Black Writers.

Friday - February 27, 2015  Time: 1:30-3:00pm                                                                                  
Thompson Library Campus Grand Reading Room--11th Floor
For more information, please contact Dr. Devin Fergus at fergus.24@osu.edu
To view a short video of Mary Helen Washington discussing her new book, please follow http://arhuinsights.umd.edu/fullprofile/Mary%20Helen%20Washington