Johnson Featured on The Root/Left of Black

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University) asks black feminist historians Jessica Marie Johnson (Michigan State University) and Treva B. Lindsey (Ohio State University) to name their must-read books for Black History Month. Books referenced include Stephanie M. H. Camp’s Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Antebellum South (2004) and Tiffany Gill’s Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry (2010). Johnson and Lindsey are the co-authors of the recent essay “Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom” in Meridians (November 2014).

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