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Du Bois at the Center: From Science to Martin Luther King to Black Lives Matter

January 16, 2017, 7:30 PM

Free

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Northwestern University, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address titled “Du Bois at the Center: From Science to Martin Luther King to Black Lives Matter.” Morris is an award-winning scholar whose work explores the social and political underpinnings of the civil rights movement and its legacy. His most recent book, The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology (2015), has garnered national recognition for its contribution to our understanding of the fraught history of sociology and the place of Du Bois in it. A reception and book signing will follow in the Diamond Atrium.

Cosponsored by the Pugh Center, PCB, Office of Religious Life, the African-American Studies Program, and the Sociology Department.

Details

Date:
January 16, 2017
Time:
7:30 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Betty Sasaki
Phone:
859-4677
Email:
bgsasaki@colby.edu

Venue

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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