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Our next installment in the African American Studies Faculty Colloquium Series will feature Dwight McBride, Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English, and Performance Studies at Northwestern, and Dean of the Graduate School. McBride is author of Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, & Slave Testimony (2002) and Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality (2005). His talk, titled, “Poetics, Politics, & Phillis Wheatley,” will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 12:30-1:45pm at the John Evans Alumni Center. Lunch will be provided.

Mark your calendars! The final installment in our Faculty Colloquium Series is Wednesday, May 25, and features Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology & African American Studies. Morris will be delivering a talk titled, “Centering W.E.B. DuBois:  From Science to Black Lives Matter.”

The CAAH is proud to co-sponsor the Black Politics – History – Theory Workshop titled, “After #Fergison, After #Baltimore:  The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought.” The workshop is Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:30am-5:30pm in the Heritage Room of the Hilton Orrington Hotel. All are welcome. For more information, including workshop discussants, click here.