Monday, April 11, 2011
I just returned from a presentation about Regina Andrews at the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conference on "Black States of Desire: Dispossession, Circulation, Transformation." I was part of a panel, Dust Tracks on the Transatlantic Road: Self Portraits of African American Women Abroad, with Dr. Claire Garcia and my friend Dr. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson who organized the panel. Sherrard-Johnson (pictured with me in Paris) spoke about Dorothy West's travels in Russia and Garcia described Anita Thompson's adventures in Paris and Tangiers. Andrews traveled to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and briefly to South America in the 1950s and 60s.