“Birthright Citizens: Black Americans and the Making of Democracy before the Civil War” Lecture on Thu, Sept. 12, from 4:15-5:30 p.m . in Griffin Hall, Williams College

Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver this talk at Williams College on Thu, Sept. 12, 4:15-5:30pm in Griffin Hall, room 3.

Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. She is also the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture 1830-1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). In addition, she is a coeditor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). She is currently completing Vanguard: A History of African American Women’s Politics (Basic)—to be published in 2020 in conjunction with the 19th Amendment’s centennial.