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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12pm

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Ladee Hubbard is the author of two novels, “The Talented Ribkins,” which received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and “The Rib King.”

In this lecture, she will discuss her current project, a novel that examines the implications of the ways in which Black people in the United States have historically been represented as an internal threat to both public health and safety, placing the 1980s War on Drugs in dialogue with the larger history of African Americans being used in drug trials and medical experiments.

She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and has also received fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the Camargo Foundation, Hedgebrook, Instituto Sacatar, MacDowell, and other organizations.

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