Dillard university african world studies presents st. clair drake lecture 042010
African World Studies Presents St. Clair Drake Lecture on
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Department of African World Studies is pleased to announce the St. Clair Drake Lecture will be given
this year by Michael Tillotson, Ph.D., African American Studies. at Temple University. Dr. Tillotson, the
author of the forthcoming book, Invisible Jim Crow, received his Ph.D. from Temple University and is
presently a post-doctoral fellow in African American studies at the University of Houston. The subject of
his lecture will be “A Critique Of The Idea Of A Post-Racial Society.”
The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Stern Hall Auditorium. The university
community and the public are invited.
In an exciting and informative presentation, Dr. Tillotson empirically critiques the idea that the United
States has evolved to where race has disappeared or diminished in significance in ideology, social
relations, public policy and governmental affairs. Dr. Tillotson is a bright star among the nation’s
younger scholars. His work has received widespread acclaim.
Established in 1999 to attract nationally recognized scholars to the Dillard campus the st. Clair Drake
Lecutre series commemorates the life and work of the distinguished social science scholar-activisit,
teacher, author and Black studies pioneer, John Gibbs St. Clair Drake (1911-1990).