Berkshire Conference on the Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, June 1-4, 2017, Hofstra University

Below are some of the Berkshire Conference sessions with presentations on black girls and girlhood.  For the entire program, see the conference website: 15 P – Black Women and Global Capitalism in the Post War Era Thursday, June 1, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM BRESL 112 (Hofstra University) Chair: Tera W Hunter, Princeton University McQueen of the […]


PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL ON THE HISTORY OF BLACK GIRLHOOD TO ONE OF THESE UPCOMING CONFERENCES Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Fl, November 2-5, 2016 Proposals due September 15, 2015 African Studies Association of the UK Biennial Conference, Cambridge England, September 7-9, 2016 Panel suggestions due October, 2015; proposals due […]

Round Table at the Society for the History of Children and Youth, UBC, Vancouver

Corinne Field, Renee Sentilles, Abosede George, Rhian Keyse, Marcia Chatelain, and Tammy Charelle Owens gathered at the SHCY for a round table on “Recent Innovations and Future Directions in the History of Black Girlhood.” Highlights included new strategies for engaging the archive so as to render black girls visible, the importance of interdisciplinary approaches, and the […]

EVENT: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference | June 24-26, 2015

June 13, 2015 The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference will be held June 24-26, 2015, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.  Check out the following  panels which include papers focused on the history of black girls and girlhood: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Black Girlhoods and Cultures of Sexuality: Race, […]

South Side Girls

In South Side Girls Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago’s Great Migration through the lens of black girls. Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago’s black population quintupled, Chatelain describes how Chicago’s black social scientists, urban reformers, journalists and activists formulated a vulnerable image of urban black girlhood that needed protecting. She argues that […]

Crescent City Girls

What was it like to grow up black and female in the segregated South? To answer this question, LaKisha Simmons blends social history and cultural studies, recreating children’s streets and neighborhoods within Jim Crow New Orleans and offering a rare look into black girls’ personal lives. Simmons argues that these children faced the difficult task […]