University of Rochester

EVENT: Work in Progress seminar with Professor Emeritus of History Jesse T. Moore, Jr.

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in room 302 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

March 22, 2004

Professor Emeritus of History Jesse T. Moore, Jr., will present his manuscript, A Desire to Resist, as part of the Frederick Douglas Institute’s Work in Progress Seminar Series. The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in room 302 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

Moore’s manuscript describes an historically factual case that rocked a small town in North Carolina. In the late 1940s, a young African-American man was arrested for allegedly raping a white woman and was almost lynched. This event and others like it served as catalysts for a new African-American generation that resisted segregation and gave birth to the civil rights movement.

The Frederick Douglass Institute’s Work in Progress Seminar Series is a multi-disciplinary seminar touching upon Africa and its Diaspora. The seminars offer an engaging environment where graduate students and faculty working in the broad area of African and African-American Studies present and discuss ongoing research.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Frederick Douglas Institute at (585) 273-7235.




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