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Black History Month lecture explores civil rights, Ferguson

By Emory Report | Emory Report | Feb. 11, 2015

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Jelani Cobb is director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and an associate professor of history there. His lecture topic will reference the major current events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Editor's Note, Feb. 17:  This event has been canceled.

“The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson” is the title of the Black History Month lecture to be given on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Oxford Auditorium of the Emory Bookstore, Oxford Road.

Jelani Cobb will present the lecture. He is associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Emory’s Department of African American Studies is pleased to host Cobb for the Black History Month lecture, says Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science.

“Dr. Cobb is a leading public voice on issues of race in modern American society, and Emory audiences will benefit from hearing his perspective,” she says. “Students will be especially interested to learn more about his observations from the frontlines of Ferguson, Missouri, this summer.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Arneta Allen, 404-727-6847.