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Erase: The Movement To Exclude Black People From History

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Join us for this enlightening discussion with Dr. Keith Mayes and Dr. Yohuru Williams about the importance of Black history education, the misinformation about Critical Race Theory and reimagining the public square with the rise of Black institutions.

Our panel includes:

Dr. Keith Mayes is a professor at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in the Department of African American and African Studies and the Horace T. Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. Dr. Mayes earned his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. His teaching and research interests include the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement; education policy and history; black holiday traditions; racial equity and critical ethnic studies; and the history of African-Americans. Dr. Mayes has published a book entitled, Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition. He is currently writing another book entitled, The Unteachables: Civil Rights, Disability Rights and the Origins of Black Special Education.

Dr. Yohuru Williams is Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas. He received his Ph.D. from Howard University. Dr. Williams is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006); Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Routledge, 2015); Teaching beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008). He is also the editor of several books, and has served as an advisor on the popular civil rights reader Putting the Movement Back into teaching Civil Rights. Dr. Williams is finishing a new book entitled In the Shadow of the Whipping Post: Lynching, Capital Punishment, and Jim Crow Justice in Delaware 1865-1965 under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Tina Burnside is cofounder and curator of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. She is also a civil rights attorney and writer. She received her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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Webinar ID: 820 2423 7378
  • Type: Virtual Events
  • Time: February 3, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Venue:Virtual

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