University Forum - Race and Revenge

When

Mar. 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Race and Revenge: Rethinking the Legacy of the Civil War" a talk by Gregory Laski, Assistant Professor of English, United States Air Force Academy.

This lecture explores the appeal of revenge for emancipated slaves and their descendants after the Civil War. From the resistance of black soldiers to white military leadership, to the righteous anger of free yet disenfranchised South Carolinians, to the revolutionary black avenger at the center of Pauline E. Hopkins's novel Winona (1902), African Americans challenged the meaning of justice by rethinking what was required for genuine peace. Their story illuminates our contemporary racial politics.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts
702-895-3401

Event Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Liberal Arts' Dean's Leadership Board, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English.

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