What Might We Learn From Fiction By 20th Century Black Women? with Estella Lauter
About the Message: Instead of focusing on one highly accomplished person or a project such as microloans for International Women’s Day this year, we will look briefly at some novels by African American women and share the conversation that a winter Clearing class had about them. We hope that this will free up some space that has been cluttered recently with rancor about who matters most. Two related films, My Name Is Pauli Murray and Passing are currently available for streaming.
About the Speaker: Estella Lauter was a Professor at UWGB in the 80s and early 90s when, in the absence of Black faculty and near absence of Black students, she developed several courses in African American literature because she thought it was outstanding. Her respect for this work has only become stronger over the years.