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Oct. 8: Black Lives Matter

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Lehigh's Peterson to provide insights on Black Lives Matter movement

James Braxton Peterson will discuss the Black Lives Matter movement on Oct. 8.

The University of Delaware Department of Black American Studies will present a lecture by James Braxton Peterson of Lehigh University titled "Black Lives Matter: Dispatches from the Black Lives Matter Movement" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.

Peterson is director of Africana Studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University.

He has been associate professor of English at Bucknell University, a visiting lecturer and preceptor in African American Studies at Princeton University and the media coordinator for the Harvard University Hip Hop Archive.

Peterson also is the founder of Hip Hop Scholars LLC, an association of hip hop generation scholars dedicated to researching and developing the cultural and educational potential of hip hop, urban and youth cultures.

Peterson has written numerous scholarly articles on hip hop culture and linguistics, as well as urban studies.

His first book, The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture, was released in September 2014 (Palgrave Macmillan Press).

Peterson is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, a contributor to TheGrio.com, and has written opinion pieces for OkayAfrica.com, BET.com and The Daily Beast.

He is currently an MSNBC contributor and has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, HLN, Fox News, and other networks as an expert on race, politics and popular culture.

Peterson's talk will be hosted by the Department of Black American Studies and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the vice provost for diversity, University Museums, the Center for Black Culture, the Center for Political Communication, the Center for the Study of Diversity and the departments of English, History, Political Science and International Relations, and Public Policy and Administration.

A flyer on the presentation is available.

UDaily article published September 14, 2015

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