Saturday, February 29 at 4:00 pm

Speaker Series: David Levering Lewis

David Levering Lewis was twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for part one and part two of his biography of W. E. B. Du Bois (in 1994 and 2001, respectively). He is the first author to win Pulitzer Prizes for biography for two successive volumes on the same subject.  He will give a talk titled “W.E.B. Du Bois “Then and Now.”

The author of eight books and editor of two more, Lewis concentrates on comparative history with special focus on 20th Century social history and civil tights. His interests include nineteenth-century Africa, 20th century France and Islamic Spain.

W.E.B. Du Bois was born February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Professor Lewis’s talk is given in honor of W. E.B. Du Bois and Black History Month.

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