UW-W Black Heritage Series Presents “Was Laura Ingalls Wilder White? Changing Perceptions of the Wisconsin Frontier” – Wed., 9/25

Anna-Lisa Cox, author

“Was Laura Ingalls Wilder White? Changing Perceptions of the Wisconsin Frontier”

Wednesday, Sep 25th


UW-Whitewater University Center Room 261

This event is free and open to the public

Anna-Lisa Cox is an award-winning historian of race relations in nineteenth-century America. She is a fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and a recent Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where her original research underpinned two exhibits. Cox’s first book, A Stronger Kinship, was awarded the Michigan Notable Book Award and her most recent book, “The Bone and Sinew of the Land”: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and The Struggle for Equality was honored by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the eight best history books of 2018. Booklist praised it for providing “a moving and necessary corrective to pioneer history” while Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. described it as “a revelation of primary historical research that is written with the beauty and empathic powers of a novel.” 

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