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February 24, 2012 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, Mi 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Dr. Pero Gaglio Dagbovie is a professor of history at Michigan State University as well as the Graduate Director of the Department.   His books include Black History:  “Old School” Black Historians and the Hip Hop Generation (Bedford Publishers, Inc., 2006), The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson, and Lorenzo Johnston Greene (University of Illinois Press, 2007), and African American History Reconsidered (University of Illinois Press, 2010).  As the Principal Investigator for the Carter G. Woodson Home, NHS, he recently completed the Historic Resource Study entitled “Willing to Sacrifice”:  Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, and the Carter G. Woodson Home, NHS (Washington, DC:  National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, National Capital Region, 2010).  His current project is What is African American History? (Polity Press:  Cambridge, UK, forthcoming, 2013).  

Dr. Dagbovie will be speaking about the origins of Black History Month, as well as the lessons that we can learn from  Carter G. Woodson's approach to history and its dissemination and apply today. The event is free and open to the public, but donations, which will be given directly to the Detroit branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), are encouraged.

This event is sponsored by The Department of Africana Studies in conjunction with the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Detroit Branch of ASALH.

For more information about this event, please contact David Goldberg at 248 895-7227 or cu4197@wayne.edu.