Emory University historian and human rights advocate Carol Anderson will discuss “white rage” and U.S. racial relations during the Anne Braden Memorial Lecture at the University of Louisville.
The author’s free, public talk – “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” — will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St., on the Belknap Campus. A reception and book-signing session will follow.
UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts and Sciences sponsors the ninth annual lecture; the lecture and institute are named for a Louisvillian active in the civil rights movement.
Anderson also will participate in a 9 a.m.-11 a.m. “Research Meets Activism” breakfast Nov. 5 at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway. Scholars and activists have been invited to talk about “The Limits of a Civil Rights Framework in Today’s Movements for Racial and Social Justice.” Although the breakfast is free, registration is required by Oct. 29 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson is associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory, where she has taught since 2009 and researched public policy issues related to race, justice and equality. She also has been a University of Connecticut visiting professor and a University of Missouri faculty member.
She is writing a book about her lecture topic, which stems from her 2014 Washington Post essay about incidents in Ferguson, Missouri. Her other books are “Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955” and “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”
Anderson has served on the board of directors for the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee. She has served on working groups about race, minority rights and criminal justice at the United Nations, the Aspen Institute and Stanford University’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies.