New Display: Publications by Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley

Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley

The University organizes an annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A renowned speaker is invited to campus each year to give the Convocation address to kick off a series of programs. This year's Convocation speaker is Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley. Taking place on Wednesday, February 2 at 7 p.m., it will inaugurate a weeklong series of virtual events about racial justice. Dr. Kelley's address is titled: "'The Wrong Side of the World Revolution': King’s Internationalism and the Lessons for Today".

Robin D.G. Kelley, PhD, is an educator, author, and the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research explores the history of social movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; black intellectuals; music and visual culture; Surrealism, and Marxism, among other things. His essays have appeared in professional journals as well as general publications including the Journal of American History, American Historical Review, New York Times, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noir, Counterpunch, and Boston Review, for which he also serves as Contributing Editor.

The Library has several books authored or edited by Dr. Kelley, as well as ones including a forward he has written. Many of these publications are on display on the tables on either side of the main level staircase. We have also included QR codes for ebooks and a streaming video interview with Dr. Kelley from one of our databases. The past two Convocation speakers books are also part of this display: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Nikole Hannah-Jones. The display will be up through the end of February.

To see the list of library books and media by Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, click here.

We also hope you will take a look at the resources on our Antiracist Resource Guide and Black Studies Guide.

For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, see the University's webpage.

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