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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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  • Comments

    bearded_gnome 4 years, 7 months ago

    promoting the idea that most american whites are racist is big business

    would be nice if KU also included another voice with an opposing (and I believe more accurate) perspective.

    mom_of_three 4 years, 7 months ago

    I don't think you have Roediger, based your statement.

    seebarginn 4 years, 7 months ago

    BG, then get out from behind your computer and get to the auditorium and challenge him.

    Your comment is nothing but bitter snark. Initials, b.s.

    orbiter 4 years, 7 months ago


    Yes, you should go ask him a question or two, engage in a conversation and pit what you "believe" against his scholarship.

    Good luck

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