Wednesday, February 22
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Millett Hall Atrium
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
The Black Confederate Soldier: The Untold Story
Featuring H.K. Edgerton
H.K. Edgerton is an African-American Confederate activist who lectures on the role of blacks in the history of the South. He has walked thousands of miles through cities and towns carrying a large Confederate Battle Flag. His goal is to shed light on American history for people of all races.
Thursday, February 23
4 p.m. 163A Student Union
Black Panthers to Barack Obama: The Politics of Hope and Change
Featuring Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Dr. Jeffries is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University and a fellow of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. He teaches courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In 2009, Jeffries published Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt (NYU Press). In his talk, Jeffries will discuss the Alabama origins of the Black Panther Party and make connections to contemporary political issues.
- Sponsored by the African and African American Studies program and First Year Experience