Black History Month Lecture Focuses on Public Housing

In recognition of Black History Month, Harper College will host a free discussion with author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, whose book "Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s" offers a unique look at racism and segregation in the era of the Civil Rights movement. She'll speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 in the J Building Theatre on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

Taylor, a doctoral candidate in Northwestern University's African American Studies department, is active in Chicago-area housing struggles and is an organizer with the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and has been a contributor to Gaper's Block, New Politics and The Black Commentator. Her Harper lecture will feature honest conversation about an often-overlooked aspect of American history. She will take audience questions.

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