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PLACE SuperLecture to Focus on Intellectual Works of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois

Published: September 20, 2016

The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present a SuperLecture by Dr. Michael Perri, associate professor of History and chair of the PLACE Committee, titled “Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Study in Contrasts” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9-10:30 a.m. in University Center 210.

In his lecture, Dr. Perri will compare and contrast Washington’s 1895 address to the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta with Du Bois’ writings “Strivings of the Negro People,” which appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly” in 1897 and “The Niagara Movement,” which was published in “The Voice of the Negro” in 1905.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Race and Ethnicity.”

Future PLACE events include the following:


  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m. - Terry Taylor, Robert Jones, Jasmine Crockett, Lieutenant Thedford White and Officer Latriesha Shanks - Symposium, “Sharing Some Thoughts on African-American Men and the Legal System” - Eagle Hall, University Center


  • Monday, Oct. 3, 6-10 p.m. - Dr. Drew Morton - Screening and Discussion, “Color Adjustment” - University Center210
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. - Dr. James Presley - “Superfund Drama in Texarkana: The Battle of Carver Terrace” - University Center 210
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12-2:30 p.m. - Dr. Kim Murray – "Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation? A Conversation about Halloween Costumes" - Eagle Lounge, University Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Dr. Corrine Hinton - SuperLecture, “‘God decreed it so’: The Rhetoric of Destiny in 1963” - University Center 210
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. – Dr. Daniel Fairbanks - Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race - Eagle Hall, University Center


  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2:30-3:45 p.m. - Dr. Doug Julien SuperLecture, “Digitally Mapping Race in Texarkana” - University Center 210
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. - Screening and Discussion with Dr. Drew Morton - “Do the Right Thing” - University Center 210
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. - Dr. Leo Chavez - “The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation” - Eagle Hall, University Center

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Perri at mperri@tamut.edu , Dr. Luz Mary Rincon at lrincon@tamut.edu or Corinne Billings at cbillings@tamut.edu.

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