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Black Women from Convict Leasing to Mass Incarceration

Thursday, February 27
11:00 AM

Talitha LeFlouria is the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. LeFlouria is a nationally recognized historian and a leading expert on black women and mass incarceration. She is the author of the multi-award-winning Chained in Silence: Black Womena and Convict Labor in the New South. LeFlouria serves as a historical consultant for several nonprofit organizations, museums, and historical societies and is particularly committed to organizations that serve formerly incarcerated women transitioning back into full citizenship.