Robin D. G. Kelley, History, UCLA

The Education of Ms. Grace Halsell: Racial Cartographies of War and Occupation, 1950-1982

“Bases, Ghettoes, and Reservations, 1950-1973”
Wednesday, April 22, 4pm

“Bodies, Borders, and Settlers, 1971-1982”
Thursday, April 23, 4pm

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, April 24, 12:00 noon

Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA.   His books include, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012); Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994); Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997); and Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century, written collaboratively with Dana Frank and Howard Zinn (Beacon 2001).  The University of North Carolina Press recently issued a 25th anniversary edition of his first book, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (2015).

Co-sponsored by the Afro-American Studies Department