|African-American historian to address Governor's Scholars
RELEASED: July 5, 2001
DANVILLE, KYNoted African-American historian George C. Wright, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Texas at Arlington, will address the Governor's Scholars 7:30 p.m. Monday at Weisiger Theatre at Centre.
Wright grew up in Lexington, Ky., and has authored several books on the African-American experience in his home state, including A History of Blacks in Kentucky: In Pursuit of Equality, 1890-1980, Volume II (1992); Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940; Lynchings, Mob Rule, and "Legal Lynchings" (1990); and Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 (1985).
From the time he was a young man, Wright vowed to devote his professional career to studying the black experience in the U.S.
Wright received his Ph.D. from Duke University in African-American History.
The speech is free and open to the public.
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