WOOSTER, Ohio — John Bracey,professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present “Teaching Africana Studies in the Academy” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Kauke Tower (400 E. University St.) on the campus of The College of Wooster. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Bracey previously taught Afro-American history at Northern Illinois University and at the University of Rochester. He attended Howard University and Roosevelt University in Chicago (B.A., 1964), and has done graduate work at Roosevelt and at Northwestern University.
During the 1960s, Bracey was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical Movements in Chicago. His publications include Black Nationalism in America (1970), African-American Women and the Vote: 1837-1965 (1997), Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999), and African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Present (2004).
Bracey has co-edited (with the late August Meier and Elliott Rudwick) a number of other volumes on various aspects of African American experience. Bracey's scholarship also includes editorial work (with August Meier and Sharon Harley) on the microfilm series Black Studies Research Sources (University Publications of America), which consist of the Papers of the NAACP, A. Philip Randolph, Mary McLeod Bethune, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, and Horace Mann Bond.
Bracey’s primary interests are African American social history, radical ideologies and movements, and the history of African American Women. More recently his interests have focused on the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans and Afro-Latinos in the United States.
Additional information about Bracey’s lecture is available by phone (330-263-2044) or email.
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