Author invited to speak on race issues in the U.S. as part of 60th anniversary of KU American Studies

As the Kansas University American Studies program celebrates its 60th anniversary this week, the department has invited David Roediger to give a keynote talk tonight at 7 p.m. in the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium.

Roediger, a professor of history at the University of Illinois, has written extensively on race and ethnicity in the U.S. His books include “Our Own Time,” “The Wages of Whiteness,” “How Race Survived U.S. History,” “Towards the Abolition of Whiteness” and “Working Toward Whiteness.”

His talk this evening is titled “Emancipation from Below: The Jubilee Slaves Made Freedom for All.” Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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