Fall 2009 Lecture Series

Sept. 8th, 4-6pm

Douglass and Lincoln in the Age of Obama, and their critics
A lecture by John Stauffer, Professor of English and the History of American Civilization at Harvard University

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Sept. 16th, 4-6pm

Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Racial Achievement Gap?
A lecture by Roland Fryer, Professor of Economics and CEO of the EdLabs at Harvard University

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Oct. 13th, 4-6pm

Darwin on the Races of Man
A lecture by Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Dean of University Studies and Professor of Biological Studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Co-sponsored with the BU Humanities Foundation, the BU Department of History, and the Greater Boston Darwin Centennial

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Oct. 28th, 12:30-2pm

Journalism and History: Crossing the Boundaries
A lecture by Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monitcello: An American Family
Co-sponsored with the BU College of Communication

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Nov. 2nd, 6-8pm

Social and Biological Definitions of Race
A discussion led by John Thornton, Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University
Co-sponsored with Hug, Don’t Hate and the Howard Thurman Center

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Nov. 10th, 6-9pm

Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture given by Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired Hotel Rwanda
Co-sponsored with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Dec. 8th, 4-6pm

Racial Discourses of Insanity, the African American Medical Profession, and the Politics of Mental Illness, 1895-1945
A lecture by Martin Summers, Associate Professor of History at Boston College

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