Events Outside the Center

September 2013
Reflecting Forward: 60 Years of American Studies at KU
September 23-27, 2013
David Roediger
“Emancipation from Below: The Jubilee Slaves Made and Freedom for All”
September 24  2013 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
October 2013
6th Annual Tuttle Lecture
“The Education of Barack Obama: Race and the Politics in the Age of Fracture,” Thomas Sugrue
October 10,  2013 @ 4:00 pm
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
The Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award Lecture
“Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” Jacob Dorman
October 17,  2013 @ 7:30 pm
Hall Center Conference Hall, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture
“Race, Religion, and Ritual: Afro-Cuban Poets in the Age of Revolution,” Matthew Pettway
October 23,  2013 @ 3:00 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
November 2013
Aminatta Forna
“Writing War: Civil Conflict and Memory”
November 14,  2013 @ 5:00 pm
Hall Center Conference Hall, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
December 2013
David Roediger
“Disability, Emancipation, and the US Civil War”
December 5,  2013 @ 4:00 pm
Spooner Hall, The Commons, University of Kansas

Events Outside KU:

Call for Papers
Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line - Tom Dunkel
96 Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA
September 21, 2013 @ 1:30 pm
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Lecture is free with NLBM admission

NEH Summer Instittute

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient

The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury. See <​>

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