Marking Race, Making History: In honor of Thomas C. Holt | Apr 29-30, 2016

Regenstein Library 122, 1100 East 57th Street


In honor of University of Chicago historian Thomas C. Holt, Marking Race, Making History is a two-day conference on the past, present, and future of African-American history. 

Thomas C. Holt, the James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago, is the preeminent historian of the peoples of the African diaspora in North America. His writing and teaching, covering the United States, the Caribbean, and beyond, has transformed the way scholars understand the histories of slavery, freedom, and race, as well as the legacy of the African-American experience. The significance of Holt’s scholarship reaches beyond the academy, illustrating the power of the historical imagination to make history in the present. 

Organized by Professors Jonathan Levy (History, UChicago) and Allyson Hobbs (History, Stanford)

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