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Departmental Event: African American History Month Lecture

February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Keisha N. Blain is one of the most innovative and influential young historians of her generation. Her research and writing examine the dynamics of race, gender and politics in both national and global perspectives. She completed a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2014. She is a Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University, a columnist for MSNBC, and former president of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). She is the 2022 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Dr. Blain is the author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (2018), winner of the First Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and winner of the Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Blain’s most recent book Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America (2021) was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and selected as a finalist for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.

Prior to the inaugural MeNeil lecture in 2023, the annual African American History Month Lecture was organized each year by the UNC at Chapel Hill History Department with the support of other units across the campus.

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Research in Black Culture and History


February 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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