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Holocaust Museum Houston: An Evening with Dr. Paul Ortiz

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Wed, Sep 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the first lecture in their 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. This month, Holocaust Museum Houston will be hosting authors and scholars who have contributed to highlighting Latinx history, identity, culture, and cross-cultural collaborations.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history which argues that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. The book spans more than 200 years and is told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists. It reveals the radically different ways people of the diaspora addressed issues still plaguing the United States today.

Paul Ortiz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. Ortiz has published and taught in the fields of African-American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. History, U.S. South, labor and documentary studies. He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 and co-editor of the oral history Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Advance registration is required, because guests will receive a private Zoom link.

Register here.

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