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Director of Schomburg Center to Speak at Yale Library

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Monday October 29, 1:00 pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Room 38/39

In this forum Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will discuss his work. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics, and received his doctorate in American history from Rutgers University. Dr. Muhammad was formerly a history professor at Indiana University. His book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Harvard University Press, 2010, won the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for 2011. Dr. Muhammad has participated in a PBS documentary, "Slavery by Another Name," based on Douglas Blackmon's book of the same name, and has appeared with Tavis Smiley and Bill Moyers.

This event is co-sponsored by the Beinecke Library and the Department of African American Studies' Endeavors Colloquium Series. Visit: African American Studies at the Beinecke Library at: http://beineckejwj.library.yale.edu/. This event is free and open to the public.