American Antiquarian Society Lecture: “Caterina Jarboro, the 1898 Wilmington Riot, and the Challenges of the Archive”

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites you to attend a free, hybrid event, “Caterina Jarboro, the 1898 Wilmington Riot, and the Challenges of the Archive,” which will take place both online and in person at AAS’s Antiquarian Hall, on Wednesday 19 July at 7:00 p.m. ET. Admission is free, but registration is required for both virtual and in-person attendance. For more information and to register, click here.

Richard Yarborough, the great-nephew of Caterina Jarboro, will discuss his research on the Wilmington Riot, as well as on his great-aunt’s life. Yarborough is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His work focuses on race, representation, and American culture, and he has written on authors such as Frederick Douglass, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Chesnutt, and Richard Wright as well as musicians Jimi Hendrix and Prince.

This AAS program is the 35th annual James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book in American Culture, which features an expert on book history. This event is co-sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America.