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London scholar of modern history to speak Tuesday

Oct. 11, 2007

KALAMAZOO--"Against All the Odds: Black British Writers, Abolitionists and Radicals, 1770-1830" is the topic of a free public lecture at Western Michigan University at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Dr. David Killingray, professor emeritus of modern history at Goldsmiths-University of London, will focus on five major figures--Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Phyllis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano. The event is sponsored by WMU Department of History and Africana studies program and will be in Room 2303 of Sangren Hall.

An author whose works have been published in several books and journals, Killingray was a member of the editorial board of the "Journal of African History" and co-editor of "African Affairs" and "Teaching History."

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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