Matthew Guterl, "Josephine Baker and the Radical Imagination"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Matthew Guterl (American Studies, Africana Studies)

In the midst of the Cold War, Josephine Baker was not your typical radical. She lived in a castle. She wore the best clothes.  She operated a Disney-esque theme park. And she adopted a mixed race family.  So what, Guterl has been asking, is so radical about that?  And what does this story matter today?

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