"Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA" Lecture by Dr. Gerald Horne

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

7:00 PM

8:30 PM

UNC Stone Center, Hitchcock Room

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 of Houston. 

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.

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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