Adriane Lentz-Smith (NHC Fellow, 2020–21)

Project Title

The Slow Death of Sagon Penn: State Violence and the Twilight of Civil Rights

Duke University

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Adriane Lentz-Smith

Fellowship Work Summary, 2020–21

Adriane Lentz-Smith drafted a chapter of her book, The Slow Death of Sagon Penn: State Violence and the Twilight of Civil Rights, which drew on material secured by NHC librarians. Lentz-Smith also revised and copy-edited an essay on “Black Activism in an Imperial Age” for the third volume of the Cambridge History of America and the World, edited by Brooke Blower and Andrew Preston; and she joined Stefan M. Bradley, Amira Rose Davis, and Chad Williams for a roundtable “On the Experiences of Black Historians” in Modern American History. Her public scholarship included appearing in the American Experience documentary “Voice of Freedom” on PBS and media appearances for WNYC, WHYY, and Houston Public Media, among others.