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This is My Story, This is My Song: Black Music, Black Sound, and the Unmasking of Post-Racial America

Tammy Kernodle is University Distinguished Professor of Musicology at Miami University. She has published widely on African American music, jazz, gender, and popular music and is the author of Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams. In 2018 Professor Kernodle received Miami University’s Benjamin Harrison Medallion, the highest award given to a faculty member in recognition of research, teaching, and service. She is currently the President of the Society for American Music.

The 2021-2022 Altman Program invites the Miami University community to explore the persistence of racism in its cultural, political, and institutional forms. What is the history of race as an idea and a social category? How did it transform systems of law, administration, and representation into vehicles for subjugating entire groups of people? How does racism work today? What is its relation to systems of caste and meritocracy? To citizenship and mobility? How can emerging humanities scholarship help us interrogate its evolution and frustrating persistence? And what measures can we take to create a more inclusive and equitable society?

Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion
550 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH 45056

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