Reimagine: Black on Both Sides

This month we will discuss C. Riley Snorton's book, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. This is the story of Christine Jorgensen, America’s first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives—ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Join us for this discussion!

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity By C. Riley Snorton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781517901738
Availability: Available to Order. Most orders arrive in 5-10 days.
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - December 5th, 2017