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‘The Color Curtain: Richard Wright on Race, Rights and Western Values’

Friday, 28 April, 2017

The Center for Intercultural Studies will host a lecture with Anders Walker, J.D., Lillie Myers Professor at the School of Law, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Seminar Room 124A at the Center for Global Citizenship.

The lecture topic is “The Color Curtain: Richard Wright on Race, Rights and Western Values.”

Long celebrated for writing Native Son, a critical portrait of race relations in America, Richard Wright traveled to the Bandung Conference in Indonesia in 1955 to engage global questions, including the appropriate role of the United States in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Perhaps surprisingly, Wright advanced a strong case for western values, extolling secularism, rights-based legal reasoning, and scientific inquiry as positive traits capable of countering post-colonial rises in racial and religious sentiment.

The event is free and open to the general public.