MLK Keynote Address: Race and Region in the Age of Obama

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Student Union South Ballroom 1303 E. University Blvd. 85719

The UA MLK Keynote address will feature prominent U.S. historian, Mathew C. Whitaker, and will engage students in a concise and provocative talk about race, class, gender, interracial alliances, Western racial etiquette, resistance and the history of the Civil Rights movement in Arizona.

Whitaker is currently the Arizona State University Foundation Professor of History and the founding director of the Center for Race and Democracy at ASU. An expert on U.S. history, civil rights, race relations, and social movements, Whitaker has authored or edited three books, with "Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barak Obama" being his forthcoming publication.

Co-sponsors: Africana Studies Program, African American Student Affairs, Dean of Students, UA Cultural Centers