Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture
Please join us for the 23rd annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture.
The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Joshua K. Wright, Associate Professor at Trinity Washington University.
This event will be held in the Parlett L. Moore Library, Cab Callaway room.
About the Presenter:
Joshua K. Wright is an associate professor of history in the Global Studies Department at Trinity Washington University. Prior to joining Trinity’s faculty in the fall of 2019 he was a tenured associate professor of History and a coordinator of the Social Studies Teacher Education program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is the author of Empire and Black Images in Pop Culture (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2018). He served as a contributor for Abernathy magazine from 2016-2018. He has previously published book chapters, academic journal articles, and newspaper Op-eds on race, gender, sports, and popular culture. Dr. Wright was a co-editor for the 2019 special issue of The Journal of Hip Hop Studies entitled “I Gotta Testify: Kanye West, Hip Hop, and the Church.”
Dr. Wright has been interviewed by news affiliates of CBS, FOX, and NPR and spoken on panels at the Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting on topics ranging from Nelson Mandela and the Confederate Flag to black images in the media. He hosted UMES 30, a Sunday morning radio talk show on WESM 91.3 FM and a weekly podcast on National Public Radio (NPR).
Dr. Wright received his Ph.D. in history from Howard University and a Master’s from George Washington University. In 2013 he was among 30 faculty selected nationally to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on African American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights at Harvard University. He is currently assisting in the creation of a digital museum which will archive records for the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA), the governing body overseeing athletic competitions and other non-academic activities for the segregated black high schools in southern Virginia from 1954-1969.
Dr. Wright is currently working on his second book which he plans to publish at the end of 2020.
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