Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA.

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Holmes-Hunter Lecture focuses on race relations, civil rights and education and has been held annually since 1985.


History of Capitalism Reading Group

Our first meeting of the semester will be Friday, February 16 at The Globe. Come to read and discuss the theory and history of capitalism from a critical perspective.

We will be reading three essays on the relationship between race, class and capital.

• “Black Particularity Reconsidered,” Adolph Reed, Jr.

• “Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?,” Frank B Wilderson III  

• “Whiteness, Racism and Identity,” Barbara J. Fields

Black History Month Book Club II : "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Moderator: Kate Dahlstrand.

Natasha Lightfoot (Columbia U, New York) history lecture

Natasha Lightfoot, associate professor, Columbia University, will give a talk on the subject of her new book: Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015). Lightfoot secializes in slavery and emancipation studies, and black identities, politics, and cultures in the fields of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and African Diaspora History. Her  book focuses on black working class people's everyday forms of freedom in Antigua after emancipation.


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