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Carter G. Woodson and the Killing of Black History

Date: March 5, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Filson Historical Society (In-Person sold out and Zoom Option available)

In person tickets are now sold out.  Virtual viewing is still available. 

This event is brought to you by the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute’s Baldwin-King Project in partnership with the Filson Historical Society.

A reception with food and drink will be held before the lecture starts from 5-6 PM.

Three accomplished Black men discuss Black History and contemporary racial struggle. They intentionally do so after Black History Month. Their conversation moves from the impetus of “Miseducation of the Negro” author Carter G. Woodson founding Negro History Week in 1926 to current political, educational, and political attacks on “diversity,” which they see as the latest iteration of “American anti-Blackness.”

Mawuli Mel Davis, J.D., Founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Johnson Law Firm. Davis is a former Naval officer who is now a civil rights attorney, human rights organizer, and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. Davis Bozeman Johnson Law, one of Georgia’s largest African American-owned law firms has three offices in Savannah, Statesboro, and Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of “We Need You: Encouraging My Son’ Generation for Black Liberation.”

Ricky L. Jones, Ph.D., Baldwin-King Scholar in Residence, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute & Professor of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville. Jones is the past chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies, opinion columnist for the Courier Journal/USA Today Network, and organizer of the Envirome Institute’s “Baldwin-King Project.” He is author of “Black Haze” and “What’s Wrong with Obamamania?”

Derrick White, PH.D., Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies, University of Kentucky and Author of “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”.