On Wednesday, February 21, Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the
14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone
Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. The lecture, entitled "Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA", will start at 7pm in the
Stone Center's Hitchcock Room.
Dr. Horne served as the director of the Stone Center and the Institute for
African-American Research from 1996-2000. He was also a professor of
history, communication studies, and African/African-American
studies during his time at UNC until 2003. He currently holds the
Moores Professorship of History and African-American Studies at the University
He has authored more than thirty books and numerous scholarly
articles. His research includes issues of racism in a variety of
areas including labor, politics, civil rights, international relations, and
war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. His most recent
publications include: The
Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and
Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean (NYU
Press, 2018), The
Counter-Revolution of 1776:Slave
Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (NYU
Press, 2016), and Confronting
Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the
Dominican Republic (Monthly Review Press, 2015).
The African-American History Month Lecture is organized each year by the
UNC-Chapel Hill History Department with the support of other units across the
campus, including UNC School of Law. This event is free and open to the public.
About The Stone Center
Founded in 1988, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and
History encourages and provides opportunities for the critical examinations of
all dimensions of African-American and African Diaspora cultures through
sustained and open discussion, dialogue, and debate.