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January 17, 2013 | All Day View Recurrence Dates
Category: Reminder/Deadline
Location: Community Arts | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Occurring: Daily until January, 24th 2013 View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

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

Student Center

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

Graduate School

Office of the Provost

The Metro Bureau Tom McLennan Ever. Dr. Emeritus, Metro Bureau

For more information about this event, please contact Allia Carter at 313-577-1620 or allia.carter@wayne.edu.
For more information about this event, please contact Sally Roberts at 313.577.0917 or s.k.roberts@wayne.edu.