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Civic Life Lunch – Black Power & Rethinking U.S. History

Tuesday, March 3 | 12 PM | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)

Rhonda Y. Williams is currently a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor in the History Department at MIT and is the inaugural John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on low-income black women's and marginalized people's experiences, and contributes to the rethinking of gender, political identity, citizenship, civil rights, black liberation struggles, and interactions with the U.S. state. She is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles against Urban Inequality and Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century. Prior to Vanderbilt University, Williams established and directed the Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies and founded and directed the university-wide Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University.

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, the History Department, the Africana Center, and the Black Student Union. Lunch will be provided.

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