Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Bumping Into History: Inman Page and Ralph Ellison

Hillel Student Lounge, 80 Brown Street

Brown's first African-American alumnus, Inman Page (class of 1877) led a remarkable career as an educator, following his escape from slavery and his years at Brown. Near the end of his life, in the 1930s, he profoundly influenced a teenage boy who grew up to become the great novelist Ralph Ellison. In 1979, Ellison came to Brown to talk about his mentor and the lasting impact of Brown on all of the students who fell under Page's influence (literally, in Ellison's case).

Stop & Frisk Teach-in

Salomon 101

Brown University professors offer brief commentaries on the racial implications and various aspects of policing practices like Stop and Frisk, before opening the floor for discussion.

Stefano Bloch, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Studies Program and Cogut Center for the Humanities

Nancy Khalek, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Linda Quiquivix, Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Global Humanities, Cogut Center for the Humanities

Tricia Rose, Director, CSREA