Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Lecturer: Dr. David Canton, Ph.D. │ Associate Professor of History & Director of Africana Studies at Connecticut College
The Roaring Twenties were known for a booming economy, flappers, Progressive Reform, and the Harlem Renaissance. For some Americans the twenties roared, and for many others the 1920’s were business as usual. While middle and upper middle class American enjoyed the twenties, they went out of their way to make sure European immigrants and southern black migrants could not. This presentation examines the nexus between Prohibition, race, and crime.
Cost:$10 members / $15 non-members
*Special discounted rate for all three lectures (continued below): $25 members / $40 non-members
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x2129 or email us.
David Canton is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at Connecticut College. In 2015, he served as the Interim Dean of Institution Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Morehouse College, received his M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University and earned his PhD in history from Temple University. Professor Canton is the author Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia. The biography examines Alexander’s role in the civil rights struggle in Philadelphia from the New Negro to the Black Power Era. His book won the 2011 W.E.B. DuBois book award from the Northeast Black Studies Association. His new book project is titled “What are You Going To Do About It” the memoirs of Joe Madison, an African American talk show radio host and civil rights activist. He has been on National Public Radio in Connecticut and his African American history class was featured on C Span American History Television.