BenU visiting scholar will discuss race and rebellion in America

September 23, 2016

Lisle, Illinois ~ Gerald Horne, Ph.D., who holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African-American Studies at the University of Houston, will discuss the African-American struggle for freedom within a global perspective from the Haitian Revolution to Black Lives Matter as a History Visiting Scholar on Thursday, October 13, at Benedictine University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Intercultural Affairs, the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and the Center for Civic Leadership at Benedictine. Horne will present a lecture, “Race and Rebellion in the Americas: From the Haitian Revolution to Black Lives Matter,” from 1:30-2:45 p.m. in the Krasa Center, Rooms A and B.

A scholar and social critic, Horne earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, a Ph.D. at Columbia University and a J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than 30 books and 100 scholarly articles and reviews. He is a frequent contributor to Political Affairs, the Journal of African American History, Souls, Africana Studies, and the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Black Agenda Report and Democracy Now. Horne has also served on the editorial boards of Science and Society and Race and Class

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