Monday, March 7th, 2016
George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space
Churchill House, 155 Angell Street
The 2016 Annual Debra L. Lee Lecture with Professor Barbara Ransby
The Black Freedom Movement Today in the Era of the "Post-Racial"
Barbara Ransby is a scholar of the Black Freedom Movement and a longtime activist. She has been a close observer and participant in the Black Lives Matter Movement and is currently writing a book on the movement's origins for University of California Press. Prof. Ransby is an historian, writer, and has published dozens of articles and essays in popular and scholarly venues. She is most notably the author of an award-winning biography of civil rights activist Ella Baker. She serves on the editorial board of the London-based journal, Race and Class, and is the editor of Souls.
Reception to follow.
The Debra L. Lee Lecture Series is an annual event of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice which invites the most distinguished scholars and activists to Brown to discuss historic and contemporary issues related to the legacy of slavery in the Americas and the world.
Past Debra L. Lee Lecture speakers include:
Katherine Chon, 2015
Deborah Willis, 2014
Marcus Rediker, 2013