The Unbearable Likeness of Ferguson: The Origin Story of Now

April 7, 2015 7:00 pm
Stone Center Auditorium

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the 11th Annual African American History Month Lecture, titled “The Unbearable Likeness of Ferguson: The Origin Story of Now,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Stone Center Auditorium.  This event was originally scheduled for February 17, but had to be postponed due to winter weather.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Muhammad is at the forefront of scholarship on the dynamic relationship between race and crime that has shaped and limited opportunities for African Americans.  In his monograph Condemnation of Blackness, Muhammad examines how public discussions about black criminality influenced the making of modern urban America. The lecture will lend a historical perspective to some of the critical issues of our time.

Event Co-Sponsors: African, African American & Diaspora Studies, American Studies, American Studies, Black Student Movement, Center for the Study of the American South, College of Arts and Sciences, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Institute of African American Research, History, Institute of African American Research, Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Music, Office of the Provost, Religious Studies, School of Dentistry, School of Information and Library Science, Social & Economic Justice, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

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