Author To Speak At College’s Black History Month Event

CRANFORD – On Wednesday, Feb. 23, in observation of Black History Month, Union County College will present the annual Douglass Lincoln Lecture. This year’s lecture will be given by renowned author, James T. Patterson, who will present, “The Moynihan Report and Inner-City Black Families – 1965 to Now.” The evening will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Roy Smith Theater on the college’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.

Patterson is Ford Foundation Emeritus Professor of History at Brown University and the recipient of the Bancroft Prize (considered the Historian’s Pulitzer Prize), as well as the author of numerous major books. His most recent publication is the acclaimed Freedom is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life – from LBJ to Obama.

This event is free and open to the public at large.

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