Friday, January 27, 2012

Ideas Have Consequences: The Radical Pedagogy of W.E.B. Du Bois

The UMass Amherst Libraries will host the 18th Annual Du Bois Lecture on February 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, UMass Amherst.  Keynote speaker Derrick P. Alridge will give a talk "Ideas Have Consequences: The Radical Pedagogy of W.E.B. Du Bois."  Refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.

Derrick P. Alridge, an educational and intellectual historian, is Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Previously, he served as Professor of Education and African American Studies and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Alridge has published The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual HistoryMessage in the Music: Hip Hop, History, and Pedagogy (an edited volume with James B. Stewart and V.P. Franklin); and numerous articles in the fields of history, education, and African American Studies.  Alridge also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of African American History and is Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.   Currently, he is writing The Hip Hop Mind: An Intellectual History of the Social Consciousness of a Generation and conducting research on the role of education and schooling in the civil rights movement.

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