Left of Black
Dr. Christina Greene on The Incredible Story of Joan Little
Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal. From 2010-2020, it was produced by the John Hope Franklin Center for International and Global Studies. In 2020, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute took over production, with funding support from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.
In 1974, the nation was gripped with the story of Joan Little, a young Black woman who, in self-defense, killed the prison guard at a Beaufort County Jail in Washington, North Carolina when he sexually assaulted her while she was in custody. It raised questions of how safe a Black woman could be with police in small, rural jails and beyond. Dr. Christina Greene, Professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal about her new book, “Free Joan Little: The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence, and Imprisonment,” published by.
https://fhi.duke.edu/programs/left-blackRead the full article at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSpaM7GSc50