Imani Perry - South to America

When Nov 03, 2022
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Strickler Hall 101
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South to AmericaThe 16th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Jazz Studies. 

Dr. Perry's lecture will be based upon her most recent book, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation. Learn more about Professor Perry and read her latest articles here.

As Perry demonstrates in South to America, the foundations, changes, and tensions of the United States can be found when traveling to the American South. In her travels, including a stop in Derby City, Louisville, Kentucky, Perry confronts history in the present through connections with human beings and their stories, inviting Southern identity as a tool of her own self-discovery and in overall reflections on its importance to the formation of America.

Free and open to the public with a book sale and signing to follow! Please register to attend.

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