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32nd Annual Black History Month Kick-off Brunch

November 18, 2016

Speaking Truth to Power: Black Americans and the Active Voice of History

January 28th, 2017 | 11am - 1pm | UNM Student Union Ballroom, A, B, & C.

Ticket Price: $40

For Table Sales & Sponsorship Contact: Maria Hazel Mendoza Jayme 505.277.5644 and 505.277.1926, or hazeltm@unm.edu

Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the African American Student Services Program


Carol AndersonDr. Carol Anderson is Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and has been recognized as one of the foremost figures in the field of History, Diplomatic Affairs, and Civil Rights.   Dr. Anderson is the author of several books, including Eyes off the Prize:  The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press) which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards.  Her book, Bourgeois Radicals:  The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 was published by Cambridge in 2014.  Her critically acclaimed work titled White Rage:  The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide was published by Bloomsbury Publishing earlier this year and it has captured national attention and has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for numerous weeks.  For her efforts, Politico has recognized Dr. Anderson as one of the fifty “thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016.”  Dr. Anderson’s research has also garnered substantial fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Not only that, she has held leadership positions at Amnesty International, USA, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee.