Slavery & Satire: A Conversation with Azie Mira Dungey, Creator of "Ask a Slave"


Nightingale-Brown House

The Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) welcome Azie Mira Dungey to discuss her controversial new satirical web series Ask A Slave, and her former work as a historical interpreter of enslaved life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Dungey, a writer and comedienne is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts.

Following a presentation of her work, Hosts Ronald Potvin (Assistant Director & Curator of the Center for Public Humanities, and historic house expert) and Dr. Patricia Lott, (Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice), will engage Azie Dungey in a discussion on interpreting and representing the lives of enslaved persons at American historic house museums.