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2015 Humanities Festival

Peniel Joseph by Kelvin Ma

Our Fourth Annual Humanities Festival Trayvon, Michael, Eric, Tamir…Post Racial America? is coming soon!

Our keynote this year is author, historian, and social activist Dr. Peniel E. JosephProfessor of History at Tufts University. Dr. Joseph’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion with URI faculty Professors Robert Widell and Rae Ferguson. The talk will be moderated by URI Associate Vice President for the Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity Naomi Thompson. Book signing following talk and panel!


Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. Dr. Joseph is the founder of a growing subfield in American History and Africana Studies that he has characterized as “Black Power Studies” which is actively rewriting postwar American and African American History as well as related interdisciplinary fields. He is a frequent national commentator on issues of race and civil rights and appears on C-SPAN’s Book TV, NPR , and PBS’s NewsHour. The recipient of fellowships from Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ford Foundation, his essays have appeared in The Journal of American History, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The American Historical Review.

When: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 7pm-9pm

Where: Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall, 30 Upper College Hill Road, Kingston RI.

Parking: Briar Lane Lot behind the visitor’s center.

Be on the lookout for our event flyer!

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