Dr. Carol Anderson Lecture
Educator, civil rights activist, and author, Dr. Carol Anderson, talks about her book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Dr. Anderson discusses her motivation to write this book in response to the characterization of “black rage” for the African American led protests and uprisings against numerous nationwide police shootings of black men. She noted “with so much attention on the flames, everyone had ignored the kindling.” In her book and lecture, Dr. Anderson provides a historical overview and analysis of legislation and court cases that reveal how “white rage” is manifested through systemic public policy to undercut African American advancements in social progress in America.
Dr. Anderson is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of the African-American Studies department at Emory University. She is also author of two other award-winning books - Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 and Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.
This lecture is a program in association with the exhibit, “Start Something Activism and the Atlanta Student Movement” displayed at the AUC Woodruff Library October 2015- May 2017. For more information about the exhibit visit http://research.auctr.edu/AtlantaStudentMovement.
The program was presented in partnership with Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Georgia Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Anderson, Carol, "Dr. Carol Anderson Lecture" (2016). AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Lectures. Recording 1.
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