CSSD Project Co-Director Farah Griffin Lectures at Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Professor Farah Griffin, co-director of the CSSD Project Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women, recently spoke as part of the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series at Rutgers University, Newark.

Professor Griffin’s lecture examined the role of music in African-American social life, with a particular focus on Griffin’s childhood experiences in Philadelphia. The lecture further explored the intertwined relationships between music, food, and political activism in mid-twentieth century African American life. Professor Griffin’s lecture received news coverage in the Germantown Courier.

In addition to serving as project co-director, Professor Griffin is a member of the CSSD Executive Committee. At Columbia, she is Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, and William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies