A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH JULIA LEE, AUTHOR OF OUR GANG: A RACIAL HISTORY OF THE LITTLE RASCALS
The story of race and Our Gang, or The Little Rascals, is rife with the contradictions and aspirations of the changing American society that was its theater. Julia Lee shows us how much this series, from the first silent shorts in 1922 to its television revival in the 1950s, reveals about black and white American culture—on either side of the silver screen.
Julia Lee, assistant professor of English at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is author of The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel. She was named a 2014 Emerging Scholar by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.