Lynching and Racial Violence in America:
        Histories and Legacies - PANELS
        Emory University, October 3-6, 2002
   
Schedule of Panel Presentations and Presenter Listings
   
Friday, October 4, 2002
Session A: 10:15-noon
Panel 1 - Uncommon Violence: Lynching, Race Riots and Counterterror in Southern History
Chair: David C. Carter, Auburn University
Presenters: Malinda Maynor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  "The Indian Wars of Robeson County, North Carolina, 1864-1872
  Bruce Baker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  "Lynch Law Reversed: The Lynching of Manse Waldrop"
  Patrick Huber, University of Missouri-Rolla
  "A Bloodless Uprising: The Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Race Riot of 1930"
Commentator: Grace Hale, University of Virginia
 
Panel 2 - Artistic Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence: African-American Poetry
and Ficton
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Deirdre Raynor, University of Washington, Tacoma
"The Rope and the Faggot: Words as Tools of Resistance in the Anti-Lynching Movement"
Jonathan W. Gray, CUNY Graduate Center
"Destroying Silence: Leslie Pinckney Hill and the Poetics of Lynching"
Deborah Barnes, Gettysburg College
"The Furrow of His Brow: Black Lynch Mobs in Paradise"

   
Panel 3 - Lynching Photography: Historical Analysis
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Jacqueline Goldsby, The University of Chicago
  "When Seeing is (Dis)Believing: Towards a Picture Theory of Lynching
Photographs"
Amy Louise Wood, Emory University
"A Profound Sort of Proof: Lynching Photography and Conventions
of Portraiture"
Berkley Hudson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Reflections from a Mississippi Crucible: The O.N. Pruitt Images of
Brutal Power, Elegant Power and Ordinary Grace"
John Harley Warner, Yale University
"Posing with the Cadaver: Race, Violence and Dissection Room
Portraiture, 1880-1920"
Panel 4 - International Perspectives on Lynching and Genocide
Chair: Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory University
Presenters: Joyce Apsel, New York University
"Constructing and Destroying Despised Communities: Lynching as a Method to Define African-Americans 'Outside the Universe of Moral Obligations"
Keith Dye, University of Toledo
"The African-American Factor in Senate Hearings on the Genocide
Treaty, 1949-1954
Fumiko Sakashita, Doshisha University
"American Lynching through Japanese Eyes: Japanese Narratives of
Lynching during the Interwar Period"
   
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Session B: 1:30-3:00 PM
Panel 5 - Racial Violence Outside the South
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Khalil Muhammad, Rutgers University
"Jim Crow 'Justice' in the Urban North, 1890-1930"
Janice Hittinger Barrow, University of Delaware
"Lynching in the Mid-Atlantic, 1882-1940"
Marilyn K. Howard, Columbus State Community College
"Black Lynching in the Promised Land: Mob Violence in Ohio, 1877-1916"
Panel 6 - Culture and Barbarism: American Intellectuals and the Representation of Lynching
Chair: Ashraf H.A. Rushdy, Wesleyan University
Presenters: Kidada E. Williams, University of Michigan
"'By Any and All Means Necessary': Black Communities in Defense of
Themselves Against Racial Terror, 1890-1925"
Shani Tahir Mott, University of Michigan
"'My God! Don't lynch white men': Lynching in Black and White in
Interwar Literature"
Leigh Raiford, Yale University
"'Compelled to Look Lynching in the Face': (Anti) Lynching Photography and the Struggle Against Racial Violence"
Panel 7 - Lynching and the Political Sphere
Chair: Charles Jones, Georgia State University
Presenters: Lewie Reece, Anderson College
"The Politics of Lynching: Cole Blease, Ben Tillman, and the Election of
1914 in South Carolina"
Robert W. Thurston, Miami University
"From Pro- to Anti-Lyncher in Five Years Time: Hugh Dorsey and the
Lynching of Mary Turner, 1915-1921"
Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Morehouse College
"Yet in Slavery: The 20th Century Social Life and Electoral Legacy of
White Violence in the Black Belt"
Panel 8 - Artistic Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence II: The Visual Arts
Chair: Andrea Barnwell, Spelman College
Presenters: Marcy S. Sacks, Albion College
  "'The most laughable things I had ever seen': Currier & Ives' 'Darktown
Comics' and Yankee Nostalgia for the Old South"
Courtney Martin, Ford Foundation
"Hanging Around: Images of Lynching and Violence in Contemporary Art"
Gabriella de la Rosa, Harvard University
"Branding the Body: Language, Violence and Racial Identity"
   
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Session C: 8:30-10:00am
Panel 9 - Lynching Photography: Historical Analysis
Chair: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Presenters: LaTonya Thames Leonard, West Chester University
  "Morbid Offspring: Lynching as a Hybrid of Slavery in the American
South, 1830-1900"
Tsekani Browne, University of California, Los Angeles
"Racial Terrorism U.S.A.: Lynching, Gender and Nationalism, 1880-1930"
Kate Masur, George Mason University
"'Fully as Many Men as Women": Anti-Lynching Crusaders and the
Question of Gender in Political Reform"
Panel 10 - Artistic Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence III: Anti-Lynching Art
Exhibitions
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Dora Apel, Wayne State University
  "Picturing Violence: Two Anti-Lynching Art Exhibitions"
Renee Ater, University of Maryland, College Park
"Visualizing a Woman Lynched: Meta Warrick Fuller Mary Turner: A
Silent Protest Against Mob Violence"
Margaret Rose Vendryes, York College, City University of New York
"Hanging on: The Endurance of Lynching in the Visual Arts"
Panel 11 - Domestic Terrorism: Race Riots in U.S. History
Chair: E. M. Beck, University of Georgia
Presenters: Jane E. Dabel, California State University, Long Beach
  "African-American Women and the New York City Draft Riot"
Jonathon Beirne Streff, Tsongas Industrial History Center
"Reading Race: An Examination of the Roots of the Chester,
Pennsylvania Riot of 1917"
Jan Voogd, Harvard University
"The Red Summer of 1919"
Kimberly C. Ellis, DePauw University
"Enemies, Both Foreign and Domestic: The Tulsa Race Riot, War and Massacre of 1921"
Panel 12 - Beyond the Black/White Paradigm
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Victor Jew, Michigan State University
  "The Lynching Mode Across Racial Communities: The Case of Anti
Chinese Violence, Interracial Sexuality and 'Judge Lynch'"
Clive Webb, University of Sussex at Brighton
"'A Dangerous Experiment': The Lynching of Rafael Benavides"
   
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Session D: 10:15am - noon
Panel 13 - Contested Terrain: Lynching, Law and Resistance
Chair: George Wright, University of Texas, Arlington
Presenters: William Carrigan, Rowan University
  "'Not Contented'": Grassroots African American Resistance to Lynching"
Michael J. Pfeifer, Evergreen State College
"Lynching, Law, and Region in the Postbellum United States"
Christopher Waldrep, San Francisco State University
"Lawyering and Lynching"
Commentator: Fitzhugh Brundage, University of Florida
Panel 14 - African-American Intellectual Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence
Chair: Clarissa Myrick-Harris, Morris Brown College
Presenters: Wanda Goins Brockington, Norfolk State University
  "Between Silence and Condemnation: A Discourse Analysis of
Booker T. Washington's Editorials and Private Writings on Lynching"
Kristen Bergen, Duke University
"'A Red Ray Which Could Not Be Ignored': W.E.B. Dubois on the
Meaning of Racial Terror for the Social Sciences"
Marybeth Gasman, Georgia State University
"Charles S. Johnson's Writings: A Response to Racial Violence"
Panel 15 - The Gendered Politics of Lynching II
Chair: Leslie Harris, Emory University
Presenters: Crystal Feimster, Boston College
  "Ladies and Lynching: Transforming the South with Mob Violence, 1880-
1930"
Kristina DuRocher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Lynching Lessons: An Education in Race, Gender, and Southern Culture
for White Children"
J. Michael Rhyne, University of Cincinnati
"'We are Mobed [sic] and Beat': Contesting Free Black Manhood in Post
Emancipation Kentucky"
Michelle Kuhl, State University of New York at Binghamton
"Revising Black Manhood: Alternate Visions of Gender in the Anti-
Lynching Battle"
Panel 16 - Legacies of Lynching: Remembering and Forgetting
Chair: Diana Miles, Morehouse College
Presenters: Oare' Dozier-Henry, Florida A&M University
  "Strange Fruit: A Legacy of Hate in a Culture of Amnesia"
James H. Madison, Indiana University
"Forgetting, Remembering, and Talking about Northern Lynchings"
Jonathan Markovitz, University of California, San Diego
"Collective Memory, Anti-Lynching and the Scottsboro Nine"
Will Gravely, University of Denver
"Memory and Violence: Reconstructing the Lynching of Willie Earle"
Panel 17 - Lynching and Community Activism
Chair: Elaine Brown, Writer & activist
Presenters: Rich Rusk, Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, Inc.
  L. Camp, Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, Inc.
Rosemary Stewart-Stafford, NAACP, Springfield Missouri
Sherry Sherrod Dupree, Santa Fe Community College Library
Janie Bradley Black, Rosewood, Fla. Descendent
   
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Session E: Saturday 1:30-3:00pm
Panel 18 - Legal Perspectives on Lynching and Racial Violence
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Lisa Lindquist Dorr, University of Alabama
  "The Specter of Violence: Mob Action and the Legal Process in Cases
of Black-on-white Rape, 1900-1950"
J. Douglas Smith, Occidental College
"'A Melancholy Distinction': Louis Jaffe and Virginia's Response to
Lynching"
Jurgen Martschukat, Universität Hamburg
"Legal Lynchings: Capital Punishment and African-Americans, 1930-
1972"
Panel 19 - Artistic Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence IV: Music
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi
"Jinx All Around my Bed: How Blues Songs Signify on the Primal Lynching Scene"
Michael Antonucci, University of Illinois-Chicago
"Judge Harsh Blues"
Mark Allan Jackson, Louisiana State University
"Dark Memory: A Look at Lynching in America through the Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie"
Panel 20 - Artistic Responses to Lynching and Racial Violence V: Black Women
Playwrights
Chair: TBA
Presenters: Koritha Mitchell, University of Maryland, College Park
  "'A Different Kind of Strange Fruit': Understanding Lynching Drama by
Black Women"
Barbara Brewster Lewis, New York University
"Rehearsing Citizenship: Three Early Twentieth-Century Lynching Dramas by African-American Women"
Judith L. Stephens, Penn State University
"Georgia Douglas Johnson's Lynching Dramas"
Panel 21 - African American Resistance to Domestic Terrorism
Chair: Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University
Presenters: Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  "The Struggle to Halt 'Our National Crime': The Anti-Lynching
Activities of the Afro-American League and the National Afro-
American Council"
Liann E. Tsoukas, University of Pittsburgh
"Uneasy Alliances: Interracial Efforts to End Lynching in the 1930s"
Simon Wendt, Free University of Berlin
"'When the Armed Lynchers Gather, We Too Must Gather Armed':
African-American Armed Resistance to White Violence, 1918-1968"
   
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Session F: Saturday 3:15-5:00pm
Panel 22 - Anti-Lynching Movements: The 1930s to the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Chair: Peter Rachleff, Macalester College
Presenters: Prudence Cumberbatch, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  "Lynchland, That's Maryland': African-Americans, the Anti-Lynching
Movement, and Struggles for Justice, 1931-1935"
Adam Green, New York University
"The Till Refugees and the New Fugitive Narrative"
Martha Biondi, Northwestern University
"Up South: Anti-Lynching and the Rise of the New York Civil Rights
Movement"
Panel 23 - Lynching and the Mass Media
Chair: Ayoka Chenzira, Spelman College
Presenters: Astrid Kusser, University of Hamburg
  "Strategies of Displacement: Regulating and Appropriating the Visibility
of Racist Violence in Images and Movies of Lynching, 1900-1940"
Matthew Bernstein, Emory University
"Leo Frank in 1930s Hollywood: The Production of They Won't Forget"
Christopher Metress, Samford University
"'tell it slant-': Rod Serling, Television Censorship, and the Lynching of
Emmett Till"
Panel 24 - Spectral Violence in the Languages of Lynching
Chair: TBA
Presenters: John M. Carvalho, Villanova University
  "Strange Fruit: Representing Racial Violence"
Jason Martin Wirth, Oglethorpe University
"Lynch Language: Fanon and Linguistic Narcissism"
Kevin Thomas Miles, Villanova University
"The Language of Lynching: Bestial Rationality in the Political
Animal Morrison, Fanon, Foucault, and the West"
James Allen, Independent Scholar, Atlanta
  Mark Auslander, Oxford College of Emory University
"'Father is Five From Right': The Family Album of American
Lynching Photography"
Panel 25 - Southern Lynching: Case Studies
Chair: James Roark, Emory University
Presenters: Brent J. Aucoin, Williams Baptist College
  "The Lynching of Horace Maples"
Todd Moye, Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project
"At the Hands of Parties Known: The 1904 Holbert Lynchings and the
Social Force of Racial Violence in the Mississippi Delta"
Jan Marie Fritz, University of Cincinnati
"The Professor and the Mob"
Brent M.S. Campney, Emory University
"Renegotiating White Supremacy: The New South and the Lynching of
Caleb Hill; Irwinton, Georgia, 1949"
   
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