Detroit, MI 48202
Dr. James Loewen is a sociologist, historian, and the author of several books, including Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong and Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. The latter describes how, beginning with Reconstruction, thousands of communities kept out African-Americans or other groups by force, law, or custom. These communities are called "sundown towns" because some posted signs at their city limits warning African-Americans to leave before sundown. Dr. Loewen will discuss the often chilling stories of these towns and why many still exist today in Michigan and other states.
Lecture on Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Most Important Era in U.S. History That You Never Heard Of and Why It's Important Today
Reception – Open to the Public
Alumni House Lounge
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Lecture – Open to the Public
Community Arts Auditorium
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Faculty Workshop on Friday, January 25, 2013
All White Towns: How to Study and Change Them
Ballroom – 2nd Floor
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
See flier for more details: http://coe.wayne.edu/as/temp/jamesloewenlectureworkshopnc.pdf
This event is sponsored by:
College of Education
School of Social Work
Office of the Provost
The Metro Bureau Tom McLennan Ever. Dr. Emeritus, Metro Bureau