NY Times best-selling author examines lineage of racial opposition in US

January 8, 2018
Contact: Mandira Banerjee mandirab@umich.edu


DATE: 4 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018

EVENT: “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide”

Award-winning author and historian Carol Anderson will speak at U-M as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at Donia Human Rights Center in International Institute.
Anderson’s lecture will examine the long lineage of racial opposition in the United States. She will link the historical milestones—from Reconstruction and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the election of its first black president—and other flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition.

Anderson, professor of African American Studies at Emory University, is author several books, including the critically acclaimed “White Rage,” published in 2016.

A reception and book signing follows. Both events are free and open to the public.

PLACE: Room 1010 (10th floor), Weiser Hall, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Department of History; Department of Sociology; Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies; Institute for the Humanities; King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program (Office of the Provost); Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and LSA Dean’s Office.

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/6jbd9