Upcoming WSU Events for Black History Month
Richard Hume, History professor, 509-335-4931, email@example.com
Robert Bauman, WSU- Tri-cities professor, 509-372-7249
Elise Daly or Maria Ortega, WSU News Service, 509-335-7209, firstname.lastname@example.org
PULLMAN, Wash.- African-American officeholders and community organizers are the topics of two free February talks and book-signings to mark Black History Month at Washington State University. The General Education Program and the Department of History are co-sponsoring lectures by WSU professors Robert Bauman, Jerry B. Gough and Richard L. Hume.
Bauman will present “Race & the War on Poverty: Black Community Organizers Before Obama” at 4:30 Feb 19 in CUE 203. Bauman will address the civil rights movement, immigration, migration, ethics identity and the Cold War. He teaches American history and public history at WSU-Tri-cities and his research interests include race and ethnicity in the American West and poverty and public policy. On Feb. 20 he will be signing books at 11 a.m. at the Bookie.
Hume, professor of history, and Gough, associate professor of history, will present their recently published book, “Blacks, Carpetbaggers, and Scalawags: The Constitutional Conventions of Radical Reconstruction,” 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in CUE 203. The book details America’s first elected black leaders and constitutional conventions of radical reconstruction from 1867-1869. Books will be available for signing following the presentation.