Arturo Schomburg Lecture and Conversation: The Lost Black Scholar
The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought tells the story of Allison Davis, one of America’s first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university. Davis’s groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and cultural biases of intelligence testing had lasting effects on public policy, including contributions to Brown v. Board of Education, the federal Head Start program, and school testing practices.
Join us for our annual Arturo Schomburg Lecture as Davis’s son, Gordon Davis, author David A. Varel, and Schomburg Director Kevin Young discuss how black scholars like Davis laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement by advancing American social thought.
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATEDEvents are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.
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