Denison Hosts Historian to Discuss Historical Legacy of Affirmative Action
Posted: April 13, 2004
Denison University hosts James D. Anderson, professor of educational policy studies and professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to discuss "Affirmative Action and the Legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education." This event, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 22) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Anderson is the author ofThe Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935which received the Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association, the Critics Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association and the Outstanding Book Award of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States. Anderson is also an editor ofNew Perspectives on Black Educational Historyand has published numerous articles on history and education. He has testified in court for numerous cases regarding school desegregation including the recent University of Michigan affirmative action case.
Anderson earned a bachelor's degree (1966) from Stillman College and both a master's degree (1969) and doctorate (1973) from the University of Illinois. He is listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and was named an Outstanding Faculty Member by the University of Illinois Black Graduate Student Association. He was also named a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study and Behavioral Science at Stanford University.
This convocation is funded and co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the black studies, women's studies, education and sociology/anthropology departments at Denison University.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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