Lecture Description

In this talk, LaKisha Michelle Simmons uses Louisiana sugar plantations as an example to help us understand how we build monuments to the past and whose stories get told (or silenced) in the plantation tours of the present. Simmons argues that Beyonc√© Knowles-Carter’s visual album Lemonade and artist/photographer Carrie Mae Weems’ The Louisiana Project both work to center black women’s memories of slavery. Alongside these artistic and popular images of sugar plantations, Simmons also presents the memories of formerly enslaved women.


African American Women

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LaKisha Michelle Simmons

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