UA’s Hidden Humanities Guest Lecturer to Discuss ‘Black Lives Matter’

Dr. Houston BAker
Dr. Houston Baker

Dr. Houston A. Baker, a professor of English and African American and diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University, will present “The Black Bottom Line: Reflections on Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and White Male Violence in America” Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus.

The lecture is part of UA’s Hidden Humanities lecture series and is free and open to the public.

“My lecture focuses on recent police violence against black bodies in the United States,” Baker said. “Such violence is a continuation of the founding—and principally white male—violence that has characterized American life for centuries.”

According to the abstract for the lecture, Baker will not only discuss Trayvon Martin’s death, the Black Lives Matter movement and white male violence in America; he will also address how the United States can become more inclusive.

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