Historian Thomas Sugrue will visit campus Oct. 3 to present "Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Detroit and America’s Unfinished Struggle for Racial Equality."

September 28, 2006

DEARBORN / Sept. 28, 2006---Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Detroit and America’s Unfinished Struggle for Racial Equality,” on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 1500 of the campus’s Social Sciences Building. The event is co-sponsored by UM-Dearborn’s Difficult Dialogues initiative, the Office of the Chancellor and the African/African American Studies Program.

Sugrue is a specialist in the history of race, politics and society in 20th century America and is author of the 1998 Bancroft Prize-winning book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. He is currently finishing Sweet Land of Liberty: The Unfinished Struggle for Racial Equality in the North.

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