In April, P. Gabrielle Foreman and Jim Casey, contributors to The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, were featured on Penn State’s Democracy Works podcast. If you’re not already familiar with these two, they’ve been doing some incredible work to detail the history of The Colored Conventions movement, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights. The Colored Conventions Movement was also featured on part two of our JuneTeenth recommended reading list, click here to see the other titles featured on that list.
P. Gabrielle Foreman is the Paterno Chair of Liberal Arts and professor of English, African American studies, and History at the Pennsylvania State University.
Jim Casey is assistant professor of African American studies, history, and English at the Pennsylvania State University.
Sarah Lynn Patterson is assistant professor of African American literature and culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.