Princeton professor to give Metcalfe Lecture at MU on April 18
A professor of theology emeritus from Princeton University will talk about his personal journey studying and writing about African American history, as this year’s Metcalfe Lecture, Wednesday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Princeton professor to give Metcalfe Lecture at MU on April 18.
Dr. Albert Raboteau, who attended Marquette in the late 1960s, is Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus at Princeton. He will deliver his lecture, “A Fire in the Bones.” A scholar on African American religion, his books include: Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South (1978), Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans (2001), and A Sorrowful Joy: A Spiritual Journey of an African American Man in Late Twentieth Century America (2002). He has received honorary doctorates from four universities and held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Panel to explore 1960’s civil rights protests at Marquette, on April 19
A panel of Marquette University alumni will explore how Marquette students challenged institutional racism 50 years ago, on Thursday, April 19, at 5:00 pm. at the Haggerty Museum of Art on the MU campus, at 530 N. 13th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233.
Dr. Albert Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus at Princeton, will moderate the panel discussion, “MU Protests: Fifty Years Later.” It also will include Art Heitzer, local attorney and civil rights activist, Greg Stanford, longtime columnist for the Milwaukee Journal, and Peggy Kendrigan, longtime administrator of Milwaukee County’s division of community corrections.
The event also marks the official launch of the “Protest@MU: Dissent on the Marquette Campus website.