PBK Lecture 2012: Eugene Robinson
The PBK Faculty of the University of Louisville are pleased to host Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist from the Washington Post, who will deliver the UofL PBK Lecture on February 7, 2012. Mr. Robinson's talk, "Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America" will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Comstock Hall in the UofL School of Music.
About Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture for the Washington Post, contributes to the PostPartisan blog, and hosts a weekly online chat with readers. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “his eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.”
Mr. Robinson’s lecture will concern his most recent book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America (2010), a study of the current
fracturing of the African American populace into four quite different, and too often detached, socio-economic groups. He is also the author of Last Dance in Havana (2004), and Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race (1999).
About the University of Louisville Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Series
The Phi Beta Kappa faculty of the University of Louisville are proud
to present the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture series. In partnership with the
Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana, the Dean and faculty of the
UofL College of Arts and Sciences host the annual PBK lecture which is
free and open to the public.
The UofL PBK Series began in 2006 with a lecture by George Greenia, Spanish professor at the College of William and Mary, who presented an illustrated lecture titled “Sacred Steps: Pilgrimage Medieval and Modern.” The UofL PBK lecture series has welcomed several speakers of national prominence covering a broad range of topics and intellectual interests.