Join us for a presentation exploring the history of the Black Horse Men of Kentucky with Dr. Katherine Mooney, Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. This event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing of her work, Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack.
Presented in conjunction with Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse, 1825 – 1950.
About the Author:
Katherine Mooney is interested in the cultural history of inequality in the United States–how it is imagined and made into political and legal discourse, how it plays out in people’s daily lives. She primarily works on the history of slavery and its legacies. Her book, Race Horse Men, examines the generations of black men who worked with Thoroughbred horses from the colonial period to the 1920s. She is presently at work on two new projects, one that takes on gender politics and the uniquely American history of sex-segregated Thoroughbred competition, and one that traces the history of women’s entry into the professions, a history of “nasty women.”
FREE as part of Sunday Showcase