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Madame Cadillac Hall, Marygrove College, 8425 West McNichols, Detroit,MI 48221
Marygrove’s Defining Detroit series continues with Herb Boyd, author of Black Detroit, February 11, 7 p.m.
Continuing its nearly two-decade tradition of bringing internationally-renowned authors and scholars to its campus, Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies (IDS) will welcome Herb Boyd at its 44th Defining Detroit event on February 11, 2019.
Boyd will present “Leadership and Self-Determination in Early Twentieth-Century Black Detroit” and sign copies of his latest book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Madame Cadillac Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.
“We are pleased that Professor Boyd has accepted our invitation to speak at Marygrove,” says IDS co-founder Frank Rashid. “Black Detroit derives from decades of rich personal experience and thorough research into the lives of black Detroiters.”
Previous Defining Detroit speaker and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Heather Ann Thompson observes that readers of Black Detroit “not only experience the very epicenter of this nation’s most important freedom struggles, but they come to know a city that has always, always, been anchored by a most powerful and determined black community.”
Herb Boyd is a journalist, activist, teacher, and author or editor of twenty-three books. His articles have been published in the Black Scholar, Final Call, the Amsterdam News, Cineaste, Downbeat, the Network Journal, and the Daily Beast. A scholar for more than forty years, he teaches African American history and culture at the City College of New York in Harlem, where he lives.
ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE’S DEFINING DETROIT SERIES
Defining Detroit is a series of Detroit-focused lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances established in 2000 by the Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies. Previous guests include Melba Joyce Boyd, Kevin Boyle, Jim Daniels, Toi Derricotte, Angela D. Dillard, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lolita Hernandez, Lawrence Joseph, Philip Levine, Naomi Long Madgett, Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas J. Sugrue, June Manning Thomas, and Heather Ann Thompson. A complete list is at: https://marygrove.edu/detroit-studies
COMING EVENTS AT MARYGROVE
«A Community Collecting: Art from Northwest Detroit,» a gallery exhibition, March 10 – April 5 with an opening reception on March 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Gallery, fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building. Featured artists: Monica Brown, Felle, Asia Hamilton, Donna Jackson, Chazz Miller, Darryl Smith, and Megan White. A Defining Detroit event.
“An Evening with Desiree Cooper,” a reading and book signing by journalist and fiction writer Desiree Cooper, author of Know the Mother (2016). 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, Madame Cadillac Hall. A Defining Detroit event.
The Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture features a reading and book signing by National Book Award recipient Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X (2018), Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths (2016), and With the Fire on High (2019). 8 p.m., Friday, April 26, Madame Cadillac Hall. A Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series event.
“Disruption in Detroit: Challenging the 1950s Prosperity Myth,” a presentation and book signing by Daniel J. Clark, Oakland University, author of Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom (2018). 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Madame Cadillac Hall. A Defining Detroit event.
All events are free and open to the public. Authors’ books will be available for purchase.