Past Event

Black and Native Citizenship: The Making of American Identity

February 23, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027 203

Join Caleb Gayle, author of We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks. American Identity, and Power, (Northeastern University), and Elizabeth Ellis author of The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South, (Princeton University) for a conversation exploring their recent work and the history of race, identity, citizenship, and belonging at the intersection of Black history, Native history, and Settler/U.S. history. Their work reconfigures the broader narrative of American history, and how the entangled stories of Black and Native peoples reshapes our understanding of contemporary issues of race and Identity at time when teaching this sort of history has become politically fraught -- from the President of the AHA decrying this presentism in the historical profession, the push back against the 1619 project, to anti-CRT laws designed to circumscribe the teaching of American history in public schools. 

Sponsored by the Lehman Center for American History.


Contact Information

Thai Jones