Speakers

Cassius Adair

Cassius Adair is an associate producer at With Good Reason, a public radio program produced by Virginia Humanities. He also has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Michigan, and has published on LGBT literature and culture.

Speaker's: Website Twitter Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Kevin Allred

Ain't I A Diva?: Beyoncé and the Power of Pop Culture Pedagogy

Kevin Allred, author of Ain’t I A Diva?: Beyoncé and the Power of Pop Culture Pedagogy, is a writer, speaker, and educator known for the “Politicizing Beyoncé” university curriculum he created in 2010. His writing has been featured at HuffPost, INTO, Literary Hub, Bust, Bitch Media, and BookForum, among others.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Derrick Alridge

Message in the Music: Hip-Hop, History, and Pedagogy

Derrick P. Alridge is founding director of the Center for Race and Public Education in the South, professor of Education, and an affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. An educational and intellectual historian, Alridge’s work examines American education with foci in African American education and the civil rights movement.

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William Andrews

Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony 1840-1865

William L. Andrews, author of Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony 1840-1865, has authored, edited, or co-edited 45 books on African American culture and history. In 2018 the Modern Language Association conferred on him the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in the study of American Literature.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction