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CAUSE Speakers Series
Oct 11, 2013
The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) presents Clement A. Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. Price chaired President Obama's transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities and is currently vice chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. His lecture, "When the Margin Becomes the Center: African American History and the Public Transformation of History, Memory and Place," will invoke the words of pioneering 19th century African-American historian George Washington Williams to probe the role of African-Americans in the "making and remaking" of American society. Specifically, this lecture will highlight the ways that African-American history has moved from invisibility to the center of U.S. historical scholarship as well as recent discussions of the future of American democracy.
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