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An African American and Latinx History of the United States - Paul Ortiz, University of Florida
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:00 PM
At the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Departments of African & African American Studies and American Studies

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon Press) is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history which argues that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. The book spans more than 200 years and is told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists. It reveals the radically different ways people of the diaspora addressed issues still plaguing the United States today.

Paul Ortiz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. Ortiz has published and taught in the fields of African-American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, U.S. South, labor and documentary studies. He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 (University of California Press) and coeditor of the oral history Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South (The New Press).

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  • Please join us for Dr. Paul Ortiz's lecture An African American and Latinx History of the United States on September 19th at 7:00PM in the Hall Center Conference Room. For more information, click here.
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