On Thursday, March 13, prominent historian David Roediger will deliver the Equity and Excellence lecture: “Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History,” at 6:00 p.m. in Xavier University’s Gallagher Student Center Theater. Admission is free and the public is invited to hear his eloquent analysis of the intersections of race and class throughout the history of American labor.
Roediger teaches history and African American Studies at University of Illinois. He was born in southern Illinois and educated in public schools in that state, with a B.S. in Ed from Northern Illinois University. He completed a doctorate in history at Northwestern University in 1979. Roediger has taught labor and Southern history at Northwestern, University of Missouri and University of Minnesota. He has also worked as an editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University. He has written on U.S. movements for a shorter working day, on labor and poetry, on the history of radicalism, and on the racial identities of white workers and of immigrants. His books include Our Own Time , The Wages of Whiteness and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness, Colored White, and Working Towards Whiteness. His edited books include Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South, W.E.B. Du Bois’s John Brown as well as Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White. He has been active in labor support and anti-racist organizing.
For more information or for directions to the lecture, please call 513 745-3539 or visit www.xavier.edu/directions.