Seven Washington University in St. Louis scholars ruminate on race, COVID-19, police brutality, and America as the house of pain.
Douglas Flowe, assistant professor of history, author of Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York; Clarissa Rile Hayward, professor of political science, philosophy and urban studies; William J. Maxwell, professor of English and of African American studies and author of the book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature; Kimberly Jade Norwood, Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law, whose key research areas include the intersection of race, class, and public education in America; Will Ross, MD, associate dean for diversity, principal officer for community partnerships, Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at School of Medicine; Rebecca Wanzo, chair and professor of Women, gender, and sexuality studies and author of The Content of Our Caricature: African-American Comic Art and Political Belonging; Adia Harvey Wingfield, associate dean for faculty development; professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, author of Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy and No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work
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The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?