Please join us Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00pm for a talk by Dr. David Canton examining the impact of racism, classism, and sexism in the black community. This is the last in the OWHL’s three-part speaker series, “Our Divided House: History, Race, and Public Policy in America.”
All events will take place in the Freeman Room at the OWHL. Registration is required. To register, please click here.
Dr. Canton is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Africana Studies Program at Connecticut College. He was awarded the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize from the Northeast Black Studies Association for his book: Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia (University of Mississippi Press, 2010). Dr. Canton spoke last year at Phillips Academy and was well received by students. We are happy to have him return.
In response to the recent police-killings of unarmed African Americans and heightened racial tensions across the country, the OWHL is hosting a three part speaker series entitled “Our Divided House,” examining the intersection of history, race, and public policy. It is our hope that the three incredible speakers will help our community understand this persistent national issue and spur discussion and reflection across campus.
This series is presented in collaboration with CAMD and brought to you by the John M. Kemper Memorial Lectureship.