Co-sponsored by the Working Group for Disability Studies & Advocacy; NYU Center for Disability Studies; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; Center for Black Visual Culture/Institute for African American Affairs; NYU Department of Photography and Imaging
A Discussion and Reading of Disabilities of The Color Line: Redressing Antiblackness from Slavery to The Present
Thursday, December 1 from 4:00 - 5:30 (held virtually on Zoom)
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Disabilities of the Color Line reveals how disability and disablement have shaped Black social life in America. Through both law and custom, the color line has cast Black people as innately disabled and thus unfit for freedom, incapable of self-governance, and contagious within the national body politic. Disabilities of the Color Line maintains that the Black literary tradition historically has inverted this casting by exposing the disablement of racism without disclaiming disability.