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On Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, we will have four speakers leading a discussion on the history of racial justice in our state and country. Topics to be covered include African American “founders” of our common life and Constitution, the emergence and endurance of Jim Crow, racism without racist and the current fusion movement.
Wednesday, January 13 – Our first speaker will be Dr. Blair Kelley, NCSU.
Blair L.M. Kelley is the Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also Associate Professor of History and is on the faculty of the Public History graduate program. Her scholarship centers on the history of African American social movements. She is the author of Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson, which won the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Best Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. She has taught courses on African American history, African American women’s history, Civil Rights, oral history, and Katrina and the history of New Orleans.