The Race, Education and Democracy Lecture and Book Series, a a collaborative effort of Simmons College and Beacon Press, will bring annually to Boston a prominent scholar to deliver three public lectures on the topic of Race, Education and Democracy. These lectures will form the basis for a book to be published by Beacon Press. The 2013 Lectures are co-sponsored by the Boston Public School System and the Cambridge Public School System.
This Lecture and Book Series aims to reestablish in the public imagination the historic connection between public education and the possibility of a robust democracy, against the backdrop of the issue of race in America.
The Series is aimed at a broad audience and will present educational issues in all their complexities, in readily accessible language. The Series proceeds on the assumption that public education is at the center of American public life and that discussions about critical educational issues need to occur in the public domain and engage Americans from many different backgrounds in thoughtful and complicated conversations.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski,III, President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will deliver the 2013 Race, Education and Democracy Lectures. The overarching theme of his lectures is Standing Up For Justice/Creating Opportunity: From the Birmingham Children’s Crusade to Creating Excellence in Math, Science and Technology.
Dr. Hrabowski’s research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He is co-author with G. Greif, K.Maton, & M. Greene of Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women, Oxford University Press, 2002 and with Greif & K. Maton of Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males, 1998, Oxford University Press.
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Books by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III:
Professor of Africana Studies and Education
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