Quintard Taylor lectures on African American liberty at Hall Center

University of Kansas - Hall Center for the Humanities News Release

Contact: Professor Bill Tuttle, (785) 842-3188, tuttle@ku.edu
What: The Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies at the University of Kansas, Freedom's Frontier: Kansas and the Idea of African American Liberty, 1856-1877
When: October 2, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union
The lecture will be delivered by Quintard Taylor, who holds the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professorship of American History at the University of Washington.

Professor Quintard Taylor is a pioneering scholar, and he is a leading historian of the African American experience in the American West. He is the author of a number of books, including: In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990 (1998); and The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era (1994). He is also the co-editor of African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (2003); and he and a group of volunteer associates have created an online website resource center for African American history (www.blackpast.org). Professor Taylor has just completed his term as the 50th president of the Western History Association.

Professor Taylor's lecture is free and open to the public. It will be of interest to University of Kansas students, faculty, and staff, and people living in Kansas and Missouri.

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