Date and Time
Aug 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Join the John Mitchell, Jr. Program and Busboys and Poets for a discussion with Dr. Nicholas Buccola of Linfield University
During this virtual event, Dr. Nicholas Buccola, a celebrated writer, lecturer, and teacher, will discuss how various traditions in American political thought have either upheld or challenged white supremacy and racial hierarchies.
Dr. Buccola's most recent book is The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America (Princeton University Press, 2019).
This event is part of the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) series at Busboys and Poets.
After you RSVP for this FREE event, you will receive an email for instructions on how to join via Zoom.
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Dr. Nicholas Buccola is a writer, lecturer, and teacher who specializes in the area of American political thought. He is the author of The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America (Princeton University, 2019) and The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty (New York University Press, 2012). He is the editor of The Essential Douglass: Writings and Speeches (Hackett, 2016) and Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy (University Press of Kansas, 2016). His essays have appeared in scholarly journals including The Review of Politics and American Political Thought as well as popular outlets such as The New York Times, Salon, The Baltimore Sun, Dissent, and The Claremont Review of Books.
He is the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon.
At Linfield, he teaches courses in Political Theory and Public Law, coordinates the major in Law, Rights, and Justice, and serves as the Founding Director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice. He serves as the Book Review Editor of American Political Thought (Univ. of Chicago Press).
The John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race is based at the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. The program engages with museums, schools, local communities, and state and national partners to complicate historical memory, build peace, and promote racial justice. Find out more at https://www.johnmitchelljrprogram.gmu.edu/home.
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