On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. The lecture titled, “Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA” starts at 7pm in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock Room.
Horne, who has authored more than thirty books, holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research interests include has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.
Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His current research includes an examination of U.S.-Southern African relations since the so-called “Anglo-Boer War” at the end of the 19thcentury and an analysis of the Political Economy of the music called “Jazz” from the late 19th century to the present.
The African-American History Month Lecture is organized each year by the UNC Department of History with the support of other organizations across campus.