March 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a book roundtable with Tera Hunter, the author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth-Century. In an unprecedented gathering, five dynamic black, scholars and thinkers in their own right, will engage Hunter’s new book for insights on what Bound in Wedlock teaches us about love, marriage, kinship, policy, the law, and the black community from slavery to freedom. Comments will come from Vanessa Holden, Martha S. Jones, Katrina Bell McDonald, Shani Mott, and Christina Thomas. The conversation will be moderated by Jessica Marie Johnson.

This event is hosted by Red Emma’s Bookstore and part of the Center for Africana Studies 2018 Symposium “Bound/Unbound: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice” and is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies (JHU), College of Human Sciences (Iowa State), Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund (Iowa State), Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Near Eastern Studies (JHU), Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality (JHU), Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, the Sex and Slavery Lab.

About Tera Hunter:Tera W. Hunter is Professor of History and African-American Studies at Princeton University. Her most recent book is: Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017), which is a finalist for the Lincoln Prize. Her book, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 1997), received several awards. She co-edited with Sandra Gunning and Michele Mitchell, Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and with Joe W. Trotter and Earl Lewis, African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She has written opinion pieces for the New York Times,, Christian Science,, (among others) and was interviewed on National Public Radio. She is a native of Miami, Florida. She graduated from Duke University (B. A.), and Yale University (M. Phil. & Ph.D.). She is a fellow at the National Humanities Center, 2017-2018.