A Day of Collective Engagement – History Department Participation

The Boston University History Department recognizes and mourns the long history of racial injustice that has left deep scars on our society and which confronts us today in horrific incidents of racial violence, including the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.  We acknowledge, too, the long and vital history of antiracist protest, also vividly on display today in cities and towns across the US.  With this in mind, we urge the BU History Department community, as well as its friends and supporters, to join the Day of Collective Engagement to Reflect on American Racism, on June 24.  All university business – including classes, meetings, and events – will be suspended to allow time for engagement with this important day.

You can read more about the event here, including an opening plenary on “A Conversation on the History of Racism” that will feature BU History Professor (as of July 1, 2020) Ibram Kendi; BU History Professor Paula Austin; Chair of BU’s African American Studies Program Louis Chude-Sokei; and BU Sociology Professor Saida Grundy.