The Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC) housed in the International Institute at the University of Michigan brings award-winning author, historian, and Emory University professor Carol Anderson to campus as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, a prestigious venue for renowned scholars and practitioners who have made significant contributions to the advancement of human rights in the world. Her lecture “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide" takes place on Tuesday, March 20, at 4:00 pm at Forum Hall, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor. A book signing follows. Both events are free and open to the public.
Anderson’s lecture will examine the long lineage of racial opposition in the United States. From Reconstruction and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the nation’s War on Drugs and election of its first black President, she will link historical milestones in which African-American progress was countered by systemic and deliberate opposition—in the name of progress.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, where her teaching and research focus on public policy: specifically, the ways domestic and international policies intersect through issues of race, justice, and equality in the U.S. She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (awarded the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards); and White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Circle Award for criticism). She is also a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.
This event is co-sponsored by: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Institute for the Humanities, King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Office of the Provost), and the LSA Dean's Office.