Oct 3 2008

Kennith W. Goings and Eugene O’Connor, “Teaching the Forbidden Subjects: The Role of the Classics in African American Uplift and

October 3, 2008

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Event Description:

"Teaching the Forbidden Subjects: The Role of the Classics in African American
Uplift and Resistance"

What would cause African American students to go on
strike; demand that their college president resign, riot, burn down classroom
buildings, and be joined in these efforts by some of their teachers and
administrators? These students and faculty members at a number of black colleges
and universities were not protesting the draft, trying to stop a war, or upset
over tuition increases. They were protesting the fact that they were not being
allowed to take what were probably the most difficult courses on campus, Greek
and Latin.


About the Speakers:
Kenneth W. Goings (Ph.D. Princeton) is
professor and former chair of the Department of African American and African
Studies at The Ohio State University. Among his publications are The NAACP Comes
of Age: The Defeat of Judge John J. Parker (1990); Mammy and Uncle Mose: Black
Collectibles and American Stereotyping (1994); and co-edited with Raymond Mohl,
The New African American Urban History (1996). Goings is the author of numerous
articles, essays, book chapters and book reviews. In 2001 he was appointed a
Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.

O'Connor (Ph.D. Classics, the University of California, Santa Barbara) is
managing editor and acquiring editor in classics at The Ohio State University
Press. Among his recent publications are an English translation, with
introduction, notes, and commentary, of the Italian Renaissance humanist Antonio
Panormita's Hermaphroditus (2001). With Kenneth Goings he is currently at work
on a book on African Americans and the classics from the 1870s-1940s.



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018