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Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture with Prof. Edward Carson
Sunday, February 26, 2016
Annual W. E. B Du Bois Lecture:
with Edward Carson
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line. W.E.B. Du Bois enshrined this iconic observation in 1900, while speaking in London at the Pan African Congress. Du Bois repeated this phrase in his 1903 work, Souls of Black Folk, as he challenged Negro oppression in an undemocratic country. This lecture brings Du Bois’s political and faith-based critique of suffering and the human condition to life, as it draws from his biblical interpretations and ideological framing of the color-line thesis.
Edward Carson is a residential faculty member in the history department at Brooks School, in North Andover, Massachusetts. His current research looks at race, religion, and society, particularly that of W.E.B. Du Bois. He is working on a book titled W.E.B. Du Bois’s Editorial Influence on Western Negro Migration. He edits for The Christian Century Magazine Then and Now, and sits on the Christian Scholars’ Conference committee.
Music by CommUnity Voices
Every Sunday Lunch served after the program.
All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.
Handicap accessible. CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 500 Boylston Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.