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“A Quest Toward Liberation: Examining Angela Y. Davis” with Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones
April 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and Wright State University Professor of English Language and Literature Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones for “A Quest Toward Liberation,” during which Dr. Jones will share her research on renowned scholar Angela Davis.
Dr. Jones is the editor of Conversations with Angela Davis, a book exploring Davis’s role as an educator, scholar, and activist who continues to engage in significant social justice work. It features seventeen interviews ranging from the 1970s to the present day. It chronicles Davis’ relationships with such organizations as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Communist Party, the Green Party, and Critical Resistance. Conversations with Angela Davis also address her ongoing prison abolition work.
Dr. Jones is an author or editor of several books, including Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and, Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West, and Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. Dr. Jones also edited Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston and The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature, which she co-edited with Dr. Rochelle Smith. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Clemson University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.