March 13, 2013
Tagged: African, Black and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Historian and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Speak at Adelphi on April 2

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D.Adelphi University is pleased to present “Grand Simplification: The Challenge of Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” a lecture by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., on April 2, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Olmsted Theatre, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Dr. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and former associate professor of history at Indiana University. This event, co-sponsored by the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies and the Office of the President, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Muhammad is at the forefront of scholarship on the enduring link between race and crime that has shaped and limited opportunities for African Americans. In late 2010, he was selected to take over the helm of the historic Schomburg Center, one of the world’s leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora, currently celebrating its 86thyear.  

His research has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The New Yorker, as well as other well renowned media outlets such as National Public Radio and C-SPAN. As an author, he has been recognized with the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies for his book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. His second book, Disappearing Acts: The End of White Criminality in the Age of Jim Crow will focus on society’s response to crime and the dynamics of criminal punishment in society. Originally from Chicago, Dr. Muhammad holds a B.A in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University.

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Tagged: African, Black and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
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