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Rudolph P. Byrd, Ph.D. (LC ’75): The Death of the Essential Black Subject: Marlon Riggs’ “Black Is, Black Ain’t”

Date: 4:00pm PST February 23, 2011 Location: Watzek Library, Room 245

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Watzek Library, Room 245

Rudolph P. Byrd, Ph.D. is an African American Studies scholar, alumnus of Lewis & Clark, and founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University.  Dr. Byrd will explore the complexities of defining “blackness” in America through a scholarly discussion of the groundbreaking Marlon Riggs film Black Is…Black Aint.

Join the community for a special closing reception, immediately following Dr. Byrd’s talk in the Frank Manor House.

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