Brown Bag Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Black Children's Cultural and Political Resistance 15 May 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Crystal Webster, University of Texas at San Antonio Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//children4.jpg

This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston during the late-18th to early-20th centuries by focusing on Black children's labor, play, and schooling. It argues that northern Black children intersected shifting constructions of race and childhood, as a group upon which society experimented with treatments of the newly recognized social category of the child, and came to terms with the social and economic place of the nascent free Black community.