Award Winning author, Dr. Ibram Kendi, will be the featured speaker at the Black Student Union’s annual Carter G. Woodson Lecture at Millersville University. The Carter G. Woodson Lecture, sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU), the Student Government Association and the NAACP at Millersville University, will take place on Mar. 22 in the Student Memorial Center’s Reighard Multipurpose Room at 7:30 p.m.
The lecture is a part of the 50th Black Student Association (BSA) and BSU Anniversary Celebration. The celebration will be held March 22 and 23 on campus.
At the lecture, Kendi will lead a discussion on discriminatory policies and the current racial climate of America.
Born to parents of the Black Power era, Kendi was always inspired to engage in racial justice work. The New York native majored in sport journalism at Florida A&M University, and later picked up a second major in African American studies and graduated in 2004. Kendi would go on to earned a doctoral degree in African American studies at Temple University.
Currently Kendi is a historian at American University and a best-selling author. Kendi has authored two books; “The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972” and “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Throughout his career, Kendi has been a leading scholar on racial inequality in America. He has published several essays in books and academic journals. Some of his scholarly work includes; “The Journal of African American History,” “Journal of Social History,” “Journal of Black Studies,” “Journal of African American Studies” and “The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture.”
The lecture does not require registration, but seating is limited. For more information go to the events calendar.