Ashley Hall Life
Ashley Hall Writers Series
Ashley Hall Writers Series presents
An Evening With Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Ph.D.
February 3, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This event will be offered as a digital presentation.
Open to the public and free of charge. Register below.
Ashley Hall, in partnership with College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center, is pleased to present noted scholar Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Ph.D., who will discuss her book Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston during an interview with American history scholar and Ashley Hall Upper School faculty member Chris Frisby. A Question and Answer session will follow.
Dr. Myers is the Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University. As a historian of the Black female experience in the United States, her research interests revolve around issues of race, gender, freedom, and power and the ways in which these constructs intersect with one another in the lives of Black women in the Old South.
Buxton Books has copies of Forging Freedom for sale. A portion of the profits from each sale will go to the Ashley Hall Loyalty Fund, and each purchase will include a special book plate signed by Dr. Meyers.