His free, public talk is expected to touch on incarceration, racism, public schools, the Occupy protest movement and the February fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St. Metered parking is available along Third Street and Cardinal Boulevard, and the Speed Art Museum parking garage is nearby on Third Street.

UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research sponsors the lecture; both are named for a Louisvillian active in the civil rights movement for nearly six decades.

Institute officials will open the event with findings and a draft of an action plan for a local fair-housing study they are conducting with the Metropolitan Housing Coalition and the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.

Kelley is the Gary B. Nash professor of American history at the University of California-Los Angeles. An essayist and author, he recently published “Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.”

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