Jazz Artist Is Topic of Annual Black History Lecture

Posted: February 5, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In celebration of Black History Month, the African American Studies Program and the Office of Diversity Programs and Services present Robin D.G. Kelley from New York University as this year’s W.E.B. Du Bois lecturer. Kelley speaks on “Jazz and Freedom Go Hand and Hand: Thelonious Monk Plays the Politics of the 60s.” The lecture is Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Grand Tier Lobby.

As a professor of history and African studies, Kelley’s teaching and research interests include African American history, the African diaspora, Pan-Africanism, 20th-Century black intellectual and cultural history, U.S. radical movements, and black music. His most recent book, Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America, was selected by Village Voice as one of the top 10 books of 1998. He is a prize-winning novelist, published essayist, and co-general editor of the 11-volume Young Oxford History of African Americans.

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