Our first Hutchins Lecture of the 2013-14 lecture series will be delivered by Kenneth Janken, Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, who will present his address, “Remembering the Wilmington Ten: African American Politics, Judicial Misconduct, and the 1970s.” The event will be held in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room on the second floor of Wilson Library.
Professor Janken has taught courses on the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and intellectual history. He serves on the faculty advisory boards of the Center for the Study of the American South and the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes. He is the author of Rayford W. Logan and the Dilemma of the African-American Intellectual (University of Massachusetts Press, 1993) and White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP (New Press, 2003). He is currently finishing a history of the Wilmington Ten.