Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites

CPCRS Dialogues: Jeanne Theoharis

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00pm
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Please join CPCRS Faculty Director Randy Mason in dialogue with Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College, to discuss her groundbreaking work on civil rights histories and our continuing reinterpretation of civil rights heritage.

Jeanne Theoharis is the author or co-author of nine books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare and civil rights in post-9/11 America. Her biography The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks won a 2014 NAACP Image Award, the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians, and was named one of the 25 Best Academic Titles of 2013 by Choice. Her book A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History won the 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, The Nation, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, the Intercept, the Boston Review, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. More information about Theoharis here.


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