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Black American Studies announces spring lecture series

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9:17 a.m., Feb. 7, 2013--The University of Delaware Department of Black American Studies has announced its Brown Bag Lecture Series for the spring semester.

The series is free and open to the public. Each lecture will last about 30 minutes and will be followed by open discussion.

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Lectures are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., Multipurpose Rooms A and B, Trabant University Center, "The People’s Report: The Link Between Structural Inequality and Physical Violence in Wilmington, Delaware," Yasser A. Payne, associate professor of Black American Studies at UD.

Thursday, March 14, 12:20-1:10 p.m., 203 Munroe Hall, "Choreopoetry and the Art of African American History," P. Gabrielle Foreman, Ned Allen Professor of English and professor of Black American Studies, and Lynnette Y. Overby, professor of theatre, both UD.

Monday, April 8, 12:20-1:10 p.m., 203 Munroe Hall, "Jim Crow in Camouflage: Militarism and the Endless Perpetuation of America’s Drug War in Impoverished African-American Communities,” Benjamin D. Fleury-Steiner, associate professor of sociology and Black American Studies, UD.

Monday, May 13, 12:20-1:10 p.m., 203 Munroe Hall, “Letters to Ms. Em: Transforming a Life Through Literacy and Love,” Emlyn Q. DeGannes, MeJah Book Inc., ANU Direction Publishing, Claymont, Del.

For more information on the series, call the Department of Black American Studies at 302-831-2897. For a flyer in PDF format, click here.

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