Wednesday August 26 @ 7:00pm “History Teaches Us to Resist” Mary Frances Berry
Mary Frances Berry has been a Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History since 1987. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan and JD from the University of Michigan Law School. She is the author of twelve books and recipient of 35 honorary doctoral degrees. From 1980 to 2004, she was a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and from 1993-2004 served as Chair.
Professor Berry will discuss protests as an essential ingredient of politics and social change, examining what worked historically and what did not. This event will kick-off the Provost’s Lecture Series which will focus on “The History of Anti-Black Racism in America” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.
Wednesday October 14 @ 7:00pm “The Condemnation of Blackness” Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. Before leading the Schomburg Center, Khalil was an Associate Professor at Indiana University.
Professor Muhammad will discuss how the history of the idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America. This event is part of the Provost’s Lecture Series which will focus on “The History of Anti-Black Racism in America” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.
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