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James Loewen to present 'How Iowa was a Leader in Race Relations'

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016
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Judy Dohlman, secretary, Department of History, 319-273-2097, judith.dohlman@uni.edu

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, blake.ruane@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- James W. Loewen will deliver a lecture titled "How Iowa was a Leader in Race Relations and How it Can Be One Again" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This lecture is in honor of Black History Month as well as the late UNI professor of history, John D. Baskerville.

Loewen is an American sociologist, historian and author of several books, including "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" and "Sundown Towns." He attended Carleton College and received his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. He has taught at Tougaloo College, and for 20 years taught about racism at the University of Vermont. Currently, he is a visiting professor of sociology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The lecture is sponsored by UNI's Senate Speaker Series Fund, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Multicultural Education and Department of History.

For more information, contact Judy Dohlman, secretary in the history department, at 319-271-2097 or judith.dohlman@uni.edu