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Black Lives Matter and American Racial Politics

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosts Alvin Tillery, Associate Professor of political science and African American studies at Northwestern University.

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. 


Alvin Tillery is an associate professor and associate chair of political science and African American studies at Northwestern University. His interests include American political development, racial and ethnic politics, and critical race theory.

His book Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy and Black Leadership in America (Cornell University Press, 2011) won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. His papers have appeared in Studies in American Political DevelopmentPolitical Research Quarterly, and Journal of Black Studies. He is currently completing a book that examines African-American attitudes toward immigration between 1850 and 1965.

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Center Public Affairs Speaker Series, Democracy under Pressure.



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