Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960
Mar 24, 2011
Lecture at the GHI | Speaker: Carol Anderson (Emory University) | Lecture Series: Crossing the Color Line: A Global History of the African American Freedom Struggle
Carol Anderson is an Associate Professor of African American Studies. She received A.B. degrees in Political Science and History and an M.A. in Political Science/International Relations from Miami University. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Ohio State University.
Her research focuses on international and domestic politics and their effect on human rights and racial equality. Her first book, Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Hu-man Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press, 2003) won both the Myrna Bernath Book Award from the Society for Historians.
Professor Anderson has also won numerous teaching awards during her career including the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the Maxine Christopher Shutz Distinguished Teaching Award, the Most Inspiring Professor Award from the Athletic Department, the Provost's Teaching Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, and the Gold Chalk Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.
Professor Anderson's research has similarly been recognized. She has garnered substantial fellowship support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University, the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, and the Ford Foundation.
Spring Lecture Series 2011
Crossing the Color Line: A Global History of the African American Freedom Struggle
Organized by Martin Klimke (GHI)
African American civil rights activists early on conceived of their struggle for racial equality as part of a larger struggle against colonialism in Africa, Asia, and South America. This lecture series brings together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to reflect on this booming field of African America history and to shed light on how both African Americans' quest for equality and the responses to it transcended the borders of the United States. Focusing on new actors and geographic regions, the series will offer a more comprehensive perspective on the civil rights movement.
- Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960
March 24, 2011
Speaker: Carol Anderson (Emory University)
- Global Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle
April 21, 2011
Speaker: Manfred Berg (University of Heidelberg)
- Black Expatriates and Civil Rights Activism in 1950/60s Ghana
May 26, 2011
Speaker: Kevin Gaines (University of Michigan)
- The Night Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union, England: Race Protest in the Subversive Special Relationship
June 9, 2011
Speaker: Stephen Tuck (University of Oxford)