Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: The Erotic as Power: Sexuality and the Black Experience


Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Cultre, and the Modern Experience presentsMTW lecture poster 2019

The Erotic as Power: Sexuality and the Black Experience | The 39th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Saturday, February 16 2019

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Martin Luther Kind Jr. Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07102


"The erotic is often seen as a realm of oppression and danger. But, as Audre Lorde argued forty years ago, it also contains the potential for empowerment and struggle. This tension will be explored as the 39th annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series (MTW) brings together eminent scholars and performers to examine the poltical and social lives of the erotic in the African American experience.


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Please register for free parking:

Lunch will be available to purchase for $12


For Event Information Contact:

Mehreen Mian


The Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture (MTW) series was co-founded in 1981 by Dr. Price and the late Giles R. Wright, who served many years as the inaugural director of the Afro-American History Program at the New Jersey Historical Commission. Mounted in observance of Black History Month in New Jersey, the MTW Series is one of the nation’s most remarkable and longest running scholarly conference series devoted to the historical literacy of a community. Diverse, civically engaging, and a contribution to life-long learning, the MTW Series has brought to Newark some of the nation’s most significant scholars. They include  former Surgeon General of the United States under President Clinton, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and legal scholar Professor Annette Gordon Reed, Deborah Willis, Sterling Stuckey, Eric Foner, Lonnie Bunch, David Blight, and Nell Painter, among many others.

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