University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

March 17, 2017

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather over forty scholars, artists and activists to present recent research, creative works, and political organizing that places the emerging field of black girls' history within a global framework. Presentations will focus on black girls' pasts in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, addressing themes including kinship, bondage, activism, justice, pleasure, play, and representation. The conference will include a keynote panel on “Global Black Girl Politics” and a reading by Tayari Jones from her novel Silver Sparrow. For more information on the conference please contact For more on the History of Black Girlhood Network, please visit

Homer Statue
Harrison Institute Auditorium
9:00 am