White Myths Black Lives: The Roots of Racial Oppression in America

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Join us for this live, online virtual event featuring  Dr. Julian Chambliss

In this presentation, we will explore the roots of antiblack social, political, and economic practices in the United States. Far from the accidental consequences of a radical few, white supremacy is rooted in a systemic embrace of oppression adopted after the Civil War. Black people and white allies have fought against these practices for more than a century. This presentation will build our understanding of the myths that fuel antiblack racism and empower us to reject their crippling legacy.

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About our Speaker

Julian Chambliss, Professor, College of Arts and Letters, Department of English

Julian C. Chambliss is Professor of English with an appointment in History and the Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum at Michigan State University. In addition, he is a core participant in the MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR). His research interests focus on race, culture, and power in real and imagined urban spaces. His recent writing has appeared in American Historical Review, Phylon, Frieze Magazine, Rhetoric Review, and Boston Review. An interdisciplinary scholar he has designed museum exhibitions, curated art shows, and created public history projects that trace community, ideology, and power in the United States.

He is co-editor and contributor for Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men: Superheroes and the American Experience, a book examining the relationship between superheroes and the American Experience (2013). His recent book projects include Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domain (2018) and Cities Imagined: The African Diaspora in Media and History (2018). Chambliss is co-producer and host of Every Tongue Got to Confess, a podcast examining communities of color.  Every Tongue is the winner of the 2019 Hampton Dunn New Media Award from the Florida Historical Society Florida. In addition, he co-produced and co-hosted with Dr. Robert Cassanello from University of Central Florida of the Florida Constitution Podcast, a limited series podcast the won the 2019 Hampton Dunn Internet Award from Florida Historical Society. He is producer and host of Reframing History, a podcast exploring history theory and practice in the United States.

Website: www.julianchambliss.com

Twitter: @JulianChambliss

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Jun 26 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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