University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on James Baldwin and the Black Aesthetics Movement by Darrell Moore of DePaul University

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

October 20, 2004

Darrell Moore, associate professor of philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, will discuss writer James Baldwin and the Black Aesthetics Movement at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Moore, who was a fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester in 1998-99, earned his doctorate at Northwestern University. His teaching and research are centered in the areas of aesthetics, political philosophy, and critical race theory. Mooreís work has examined the ways in which the ideas of race are developed in philosophy and political theory.

At present, he is finishing a manuscript titled Aesthetics and Agency: On Beauty, Race, and the Practices of Freedom. The Black Aesthetics Movement, also known as the Black Arts Movement, was a period of artistic and literary development among African Americans in the 1960s and into the 1970s.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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