University of Pittsburgh

Lecture: Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University

March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Free

Farah Jasmine Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University, will give a lecture titled "The  Ethereal Soul of Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams."

This lecture by Professor Griffin will coincide with Women’s History Month and will address discussions surrounding critical race theory and the issue of race in twentieth-century America. While spearheaded by the Department of Music, this talk will have wide interest for faculty and students throughout the University and, indeed, beyond the University’s borders.

This event is sponsored by the Year of the Humanities, the Department of Music, the Department of English, the Humanities Center, and Cultural Studies. For more information, contact Gavin Steingo at steingo@pitt.edu.

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