Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad To Speak About “Resegregation in Post–Civil Rights America”
Babson College presents the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day Program, “Resegregation in Post–Civil Rights America,” with keynote speaker Khalil Gibran Muhammad.
The event will take place Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5–6:30 p.m., followed by reception and book-signing in the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is a Visiting Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of the New York Public Library and one of the world’s leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora. He holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Rutgers University and is a former associate professor of history at Indiana University.
He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies, and is a contributing author of a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (National Academies Press). His research focuses on racial criminalization in modern U.S. History.
Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day
The Babson community remembers, reflects upon, and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual event initiates and continues conversations about the realization of King’s vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large.