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Highlights: Women, Gender, and Society
Maren Hassinger in Conversation with Chassidy A. Winestock: On the Occasion of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture
The Art of Resistance: Sacred Visual Creations of New Orleans' African American Mardi Gras Maskers
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Last week, the Schlesinger Library hosted a Black History Month pop-up exhibit to highlight and honor Black women represented in the collection. Radcliffe staff members were invited to handle and engage with the material, providing them with new perspectives on experiential learning with primary sources. Image 1: Staff members review materials from the Pat Parker Papers paired with literature about gendered domestic labor Image 2: Travel diary from the collection of the local community and civil rights activist Ruth Batson Image 3: At left, photographs from the Florynce Kennedy Papers; at right, textiles from the Angela Y. Davis collection of the Schlesinger Library Image 4: A staff member opens a scrapbook from the Pat Parker Papers Photos by Jenny Gotwals and Patrice Green/Harvard Radcliffe Institute
Breaking news: The Radcliffe Wave… is waving! New research released today in Nature confirms that this stellar nursery isn’t standing still. Here, a video explainer from the team that broke the discovery. Visit our Linktree to learn more from the research team, who guest on the newest episode of BornCurious!
Pat Parker (1944–1989) was an American activist, a prolific poet, and an outspoken advocate for gay and lesbian rights. She’s revered for her poetry collections Child of Myself (1972) and Pit Stop (1973) and the phonograph album Where Would I Be Without You: The Poetry of Pat Parker & Judy Grahn (1976). Parker’s understanding and embodiment of Black feminism continues to influence scholars and creatives around the world. We’re honored to house her papers here at the Schlesinger Library, where we invite you to learn more about her life and work. Image 1: Pat Parker with Audre Lorde. Image 2: An archival document promoting an event with Pat Parker Image 3: A draft excerpt of one of Pat Parker’s poems in the 1973 volume Pit Stop Image 4: An annotated flyer promoting an evening of poetry with Parker sponsored by the CSULB University Women’s Center Image 5: Pat Parker speaks onstage at a protest against military intervention and attacks on Iranians in the United States Image 6: A draft of one of Parker’s poems in the 1973 volume Pit Stop