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1. Uncle Tom: Distorted Nostalgia

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty, Professor and author Cheryl Thompson turns a critical eye to the character of Uncle Tom, tracing the evolution of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s martyr slave from a literary character to racial trope. Through the lens of literature, politics and pop culture, Cheryl examines what has become an epithet hurled at African American men deemed, by other Black people, to have betrayed their race, and how such nostalgic reworkings of history shape how we see Black men.

Cheryl Thompson is supported by Author Patron Mary Ann Higgs.

We are grateful to our Community Sponsor Queen’s University Library.

6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

Donations gratefully accepted

 

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Date:
September 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Kingston WritersFest
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613-767-0513
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