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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

David Noble Lecture: Tiya Miles Tuesday 4/9 at 6pm

The 19th Annual David Noble Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in Weisman Art Museum's Shepard Room. Alumna Professor Tiya Miles (PhD '00) will be speaking on "Detroit: Then and Now". Miles is a professor at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship "genius grant" recipient.

19th Annual David Noble Lecture


Professor Tiya Miles

"Detroit: Then and Now"

Tuesday, April 9th ~ 6:00pm, Weisman Art Museum

In public discussions about the current state and future prospects of the post-industrial American city, Detroit is often viewed as a potentially fruitful test case or frightening cautionary tale. Community members and academic partners are in search for ways to build constructive change on the ground and shape positive visions for the city's residents. Through a reconstruction of early Detroit in the first American decades with a focus on the role of slavery, this presentation considers whether understanding Detroit then can help to shape visionary thinking and action for Detroit now.
This David Noble Lecture is presented by Tiya Miles, a professor at the University of Michigan, a CLA alumna, and a MacArthur Fellowship "genius grant" recipient. The event is part of the "Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads Lecture Series" put on by the African American & African Studies and the American Studies Departments, and is co-sponsored by the Weisman Art Museum. Free!
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