Historical Perspectives Series examines race in America

The second presentation in this semester’s Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Monday (Oct. 26) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a presentation by Yale University Prof. Jonathan Holloway titled: “‘It Never Happened’: Race, Class and the Unbearable Burden of Memory.”

Holloway is professor of History and African American Studies, and master of Calhoun College at Yale University. He has written Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002), edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005), and co-edited the anthology, Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century (2007). He is presently working on his next monograph, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory, Identity, and Politics in Black America, 1941-2000.

At Yale, Holloway teaches courses on post-emancipation social, cultural, and intellectual history. “Day after day, lecture after lecture, Professor Holloway continues to engage his students by his infectious energy and enthusiasm for sharing the unique history that has shaped this country,” a Yale student said of Holloway at an awards banquet earlier this year, according to the Yale’s Office of Public Affairs. “He enlightens them by showing the social, cultural and intellectual fabric of our time through the lens of the rich African-American experience, while making the learning process deeply personal.”

Each lecture is free and open to the public. They are held in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The series will conclude on Nov. 12 when University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Jeremi Suri discusses: “Henry Kissinger and the American Century.”

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series was first organized in 1985. It is the foremost activity for UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change. This annual series of talks features a wide variety of historians and social scientists.


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