McNeil African American History Month Lecture w/Keisha Blain

Dr. Keisha N. Blain, New York Times Best-Selling Author & Award-Winning Historian

Stone Center Auditorium | Thursday, February 22nd | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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Join us for the 2024 McNeil African American History Month Lecture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, featuring Dr. Keisha Blain from Brown University on February 22, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. This annual event, previously organized by the UNC History Department, was endowed and named after Dr. Genna Rae McNeil in 2023. Dr. McNeil’s legacy of scholarship and advocacy is honored through this lecture series, with past speakers including Vincent Brown, Marcia Chatelain, Charlie Cobb Jr., Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ibram Xolani Kendi, and Gerald Horne. Don’t miss this insightful evening celebrating African American history and scholarship.

About Dr. Keisha Blain: Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an innovative historian, is a Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University. A Ph.D. graduate from Princeton University, she’s recognized for her impactful research on race, gender, and politics globally. Dr. Blain, a columnist for MSNBC, and former president of AAIHS, received the 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship and Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Author of award-winning books like “Set the World on Fire” (2018) and “Until I Am Free” (2021), she co-edited influential collections, including the #1 New York Times Best Seller “Four Hundred Souls” (2021). Dr. Blain’s writing appears in major publications, and she provides commentary on international, national, and local media outlets. With over a dozen prestigious awards and fellowships, she’s a sought-after speaker on U.S. history, African American history, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Feb 22 2024
Past Event


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm