Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Myers to speak at Words by Women 2023 lecture

The Department of Women’s, Ethnicity, and Intersectionality Studies (WEIS) and the Department of History invite the campus community to Words By Women’s 2023 lecture.

Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, a historian of Black women in the United States, will give a lecture, “Julia Chinn: A Story of Sex, Slavery, and Survival in the Old South” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 in 200 Ahlberg Hall.

The lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the Wichita community at no additional charge. The lecture is based on her forthcoming book, “The Vice-President’s Black Wife: The Untold Story of Julia Chinn.” Chinn, whose story is mostly unknown, was the Black wife of the ninth vice president of the United States and serves as an example of the intersectionality of race and gender in the 19th century United States.