Obama Phenomena: Changing Ideas of Race in America

March 3 forum to examine the electoral success of Sen. Barack Obama

The Brandeis Spotlight forum series presents an examination and analysis of the electoral success of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

WHO: Ibrahim Sundiata, the Samuel and Augusta Spector Professor of History; Jacqueline Jones, the Truman Professor of American Civilization; Mingus Ulysses Mapps, assistant professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics; and Peniel Joseph, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies.  

WHAT: Faculty specialists on race, gender and politics will comment on the electoral successes of Sen. Obama, and discuss whether – following a century in which the Color Line was a major feature of our society – we now are seeing the emergence of a new, post-racial order. 

WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library.

This forum is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Rapaporte Treasure Hall is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the African and Afro-American Studies Department, the Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Gen Ed Now, the History Department, the Office of Communications and the Office of the Provost.

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