“A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives”
James Braxton Peterson, Africana Studies and English, Lehigh University
The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) inaugurated its year of programming on the theme of “Justice” with a visit by noted hip-hop scholar, social commentator, and social justice activist James Braxton Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Peterson delivered the annual Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom on the UO campus. In his lecture, “A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives,” Peterson provided insights and updates regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, and talked about the ways in which popular culture can be a powerful force in shaping our nation’s political and social discourse and direction.