The Black History Month reads were just the preview…..
Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in studio by Professor Jessica Marie Johnson (@jmjafrx) and Professor Treva Blaine Lindsey (@DivaFeminist), co-authors of the essay “Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom.” In the essay Professor Johnson (Michigan State University) and Professor Lindsey (The Ohio State University) grapple with the “erotic lives of black women during slavery,” offering a “new lens with which to comprehend the lived experience of chattel slavery.” The essay was published as part of a special issue of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism.
I posted on the essay here. This historic special issue celebrates “Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance.” Many thanks, as always, to the brilliant guest editor Janell Hobson!
View the full episode here: Left of Black S5:E21: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom | NewBlackMan (in Exile). Download the essay here.