Thursday, Oct. 14: Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture

Political commentator, author and professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell will discuss “Race, Politics and the Age of Obama.”

EVENT INFO:
October 14, 2010
7:00PM-10:00PM
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Free & open to the public
For more information, please contact: stonecenter@unc.edu, (919) 962-9001

Harris-Lacewell’s book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought (Princeton 2004), won a 2005 American Political Science Association Best Book Award and the 2005 National Conference of Black Political Scientists W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award. She is currently writing her next book, Sister Citizen: A Text For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Politics When Being Strong Wasn’t Enough (Yale University Press).

As an Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton, Harris-Lacewell’s research focuses on the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and better understanding the creative ways that African-Americans respond to these challenges.

She is a regular contributor to MSNBC, providing commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for The Rachel Maddow Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, among other programs. She also writes a monthly column, “Sister Citizen,” for The Nation.

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