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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran discuss the invention of race and its worldwide effects, including impacts in the American Southwest. Their evaluations of a series of European essays from 1739 on “sources of ‘blackness'” were published in a book titled Who’s Black and Why? (Harvard University Press) in 2022. Drs. Gates and Curran have held this conversation at lecture venues around the country, but never in New Mexico, until now.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the author of numerous books and has written extensively on the history of race and anti-Black racism in the Enlightenment. His most recent works include Stony the Road, and The Black Church. He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for the African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Andrew S. Curran is a leading specialist in the Enlightenment era and the author of The Anatomy of Blackness and Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely. He is the William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University.
This lecture is sponsored by:
Susan Foote and Stephen Feinberg