EVENT: 'Marcus Garvey, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, and the Hidden Political History of African Americans'
TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Gamble Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and University of Rochester alumnus Steven Hahn will discuss the dimensions of the mass movement of African Americans in the 20th century and why this movement has received little attention from historians.
Hahn, who is the Roy B. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history for his book A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration. He received his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Rochester in 1973 and his doctorate from Yale University.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-2052.
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