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Tags: Institute for African American Studies Lecture

“Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”W.E.B. DuBois “Any historical narrative is a bundle of silences.”Michel-Rolph Trouillot The idea of African Americans as a “people without history” undergirded the legitimacy of slavery. Even after the demise of this peculiar institution, false narratives produced in the service of slavery sustain racism. Since their arrival on American shores, Black…
A lecture by Emily J. Lordi, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Cosponsored by UGA English Department's Ballew Lecture Series 
Please join us at 4 PM at Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium (room 271), 300 S. Hull Street., as co-authors Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at The University of Georgia and Jeffrey T. Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, discuss the storied African American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard. As noted by Dr. Morrow, “The "Harlem Hellfighters" are the…
Hilton Als, drama critic for The New Yorker magazine will read from his book White Girls. Als began work as staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and became its theatre critic in 2002. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice and The Nation. He served as an editor-at-large at Vibe and collaborated on film scripts for Swoon and Looking for Langston. "By its title, White Girls, Als' s new book both does and doesn't refer to actual girls, or…

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