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Putting the Torch to Colorblindness: Race, Riots, and the Limits of Universalism in France and the United States

In Public Programs on March 4, 2010 by Ferentz Lafargue Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The HISTORY IN MOTION speaker series presents Thomas Sugrue, professor of History and Sociology at University of Pennsylvania, who will give a talk entitled “Putting the Torch to Colorblindness: Race, Riots, and the Limits of Universalism in France and the United States.”

Dr. Sugrue is David Boies Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and focuses on 20th-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race. His first book, The Origin of the Urban Crisis (Princeton, 1996), won the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. In 2005, Princeton University Press selected it as one of the most influential books of the past one hundred years.

Location:
80 Fifth Avenue, 5th-floor conference room (529)

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:
history@newschool.edu
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