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Author and historian James Loewen to deliver the Frederick C. Neff Memorial Lecture

January 22, 2013
Wayne State University’s College of Education announces that James Loewen, Ph.D., sociologist, historian, and author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” and “Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism,” will deliver the Frederick C. Neff Memorial Lecture and faculty workshop on campus Jan. 24-25, 2013. 
 
Loewen will present “The Most Important Era in U.S. History That You Never Heard of and Why It's Important Today” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall.  
 
A workshop for faculty and staff is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall. 
 
Loewen is a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, associate researcher in sociology at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
An expert witness in more than 50 civil rights, voting rights and employment cases, Loewen taught race relations for 20 years at the University of Vermont. He also taught at Mississippi’s Tougaloo College, a predominately black educational institution. 
 
A reception precedes the Jan. 24 lecture at 5:30 p.m. at the Alumni House lounge, 441 Ferry Mall. 
 
All events are free and open to the public, and sponsored by the College of Education, School of Social Work, Graduate School and Office of the Provost. 
 
See the flyer for details. 
 
 
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