The History Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Robin Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at the University of California, Los Angeles, to campus for the 2018 Preyer Lecture. Dr. Kelley’s lecture will explore how everyday acts of resistance and survival shaped and changed the lives of civil rights activists and what led to the defeat of revolutionary insurgencies in the late 1960s U.S. south and global south.
Sponsored by the History Department, Organization of American Historians, Norris and Kathryn Preyer Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Norris and Kathryn Preyer Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. Norris Preyer and Mrs. Kathryn Preyer, longtime members of the Queens University of Charlotte community. Dr. Preyer came to Queens in 1957 and later became chair of the History Department. Kathryn Preyer is an honorary alumna and received the distinguished Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1974.