If I Had Known is a virtual symposium dedicated to the multifaceted legacy of teacher, writer, poet, and activist, Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935). The University of Delaware Library currently houses Dunbar-Nelson’s personal papers, which stands as one of the most actively used collections among its holdings. A longtime Wilmington resident, active in the Mid-Atlantic, Dunbar-Nelson spent much of her adult life educating the youth and fighting for social justice and women’s rights. Co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press

November 6 · 11:00AM • Zoom Registration Required

KEYNOTE
Nazera Sadiq Wright, Associate Professor of English, University of Kentucky
DIGITAL GI(RL)S: Mapping Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

TALKS
Eve Dunbar, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College
Sandra A. Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English Emerita and Visiting Professor of English, Oberlin College

PERFORMANCES
Constance Strickland, Creative Director, Theatre Roscius
Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Singer, Educator, Curator, Author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014)

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