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Faculty Speaker - Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor: The N-Word in the Classroom: History, Teaching and Difficult Subjects

SCCLA Signature Event - Faculty Speaker
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


We are pleased to have Elizabeth Storduer Pryor, Associate Professor of History, join us to speak about her new project:

The N-Word in the Classroom: History, Teaching and Difficult Subjects

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor is an Associate Professor and a Smith College historian of race and racism in the 19th century. Her new project is an historical and pedagogical examination of the n-word in United States history that is framed by her own experience as a biracial woman who is also the daughter of comedic icon Richard Pryor. In this talk, Pryor will discuss her experience in the Smith College classroom and how it inspired her research. She will also talk about how the euphemistic phrase, "the n-word," became universally understood and accepted as a stand-in for an anti-black slur that's been called "the atomic bomb of racial epithets."

Click here for Associate Professor Pryor's Background and Bio. If you'd like to read a piece of her past published works, click here.

To get the Club Membership Benefit, please join or renew your membership here.

SCCLA member*
 - complimentary. Note, membership status will be confirmed. You'll be contacted if there are questions.
SCCLA member guest* - one complimentary guest per membership
Additional SCCLA member guests* - $10
Non-members - $10

If registration is full, we will have a wait list. Email with your name, preferred email, and cell phone number.

If your plans change, please notify so that we may offer your spot to another Smithie who is on the wait list.

This event will be held at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 90044.


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Later Event: May 20
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