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Upcoming Symposium on W.E.B. Du Bois in 21st Century Atlanta

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Georgia State Law School, the GSU Departments of Sociology and of African American Studies together with the Clark Atlanta University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will present “Bringing W.E.B. Du Bois Back to 21st Century Atlanta” featuring a keynote address by Dr. Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and author of Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.

The symposium will begin at noon with an informal catered lunch for graduate and undergraduate students to meet with Dr. Aldon Morris. It will continue at 2:00 p.m. with the panel “The People’s Du Bois: Politics, Prison and Immigration Reform.” It will conclude with Dr. Morris’s keynote address, “W.E.B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights, to Black Lives Matter,” which begins at 4:30 p.m. Following the keynote, there will be a catered reception and book signing.

For reservations and for more information, please contact Deirdre Oakley (

Clark Atlanta University will be hosting a pre-symposium breakfast conversation at their Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology. This will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to if you are interested in joining this conversation.