||University-wide Genna Rae McNeil Black History Month Lecture with Professor Vincent Brown
||Stone Center Auditorium/Theater
Sonja H Stone Center
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The inaugural lecture will take place on 22 February at 6:30 pm in the Stone Center Auditoriumwith guest speaker Dr. Vincent Brown, a noted scholar, historian and film maker whose unique explorations into the nature of historical slavery have garnered him many awards.
Professor Brown is currently the Charles Warren Professor of American History, Professor of African American Studies, and Interim Director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He will join us to present the first Dr. Genna Rae McNeil Black History Month Lecture. He is also founding director of Harvard’s History Design Studio and teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery in the Americas.
Brown is a prolific scholar and filmmaker and is the author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008), producer of Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, an audiovisual documentary broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens and is most recently the author of Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020).
Brown co-founded Timestamp Media in 2020. He is the Executive Producer of the seven-part WNET/Timestamp Media series The Bigger Picture, (2020-2022) and has served as an advisor and commentator on numerous projects. His work, including producing and directing, covers more than 20 major media projects over the past 15 years. His most recent work includes Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery (Executive Producer).
Brown is a Ph.D. graduate in history from Duke University. He also earned a BA in history from the University of California, San Diego
Dr. Brown’s Lecture is free and open to the public. Several of his books will be available for purchase at the onsite. For information contact: Sheriff Abba Drammeh, 919-962-9001.