november, 2016

04nov7:00 pmMahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship Series with William Jelani Cobb: “The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today”


Event Details

William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, is this year’s El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship Series keynote speaker. His talk is titled, “The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today.” Cobb specializes in post-Civil War African American history, 20th-century American politics and the history of the Cold War. Cobb is the author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama & the Paradox of Progress (Bloomsbury 2010), and To The Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic (NYU Press 2007) which was a finalist for the National Award for Arts Writing. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations.


(Friday) 7:00 pm


Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.