Smithsonian’s Eric Williams to speak on ‘Intersection of Education, Culture, and Public History’ at NKU

Northern Kentucky University’s Black and Brown Educators of Excellence, in partnership with the NKU Background Office, to host Dr. Eric Williams, curator of faith at the Smithsonian Institute’s Countrywide African American Historical past Museum, for a lecture in the H. Gordon and Thelma Martin Ballroom at the James C. And Rachel M. Votruba Scholar Union on March 14 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Eric Williams

Williams’ lecture, titled “The Intersection of Schooling, Culture and Public Record,” will deal with his knowledge as a curator at the National African American Record Museum in Washington D.C., and the job museum means engage in in educating the community about African American background and lifestyle.

“NKU is pretty fortunate to have a scholar of Dr. Williams’ caliber grace our campus,” Dr. David Childs, NKU connected professor of social scientific studies instruction and heritage, mentioned. “Dr. Williams’ lecture is a testament to Northern Kentucky University’s emergence in the region and nation as a chief in the industry of schooling, social justice and equity. Museums of consciousness like the Liberty Centre in Cincinnati and the Countrywide African American Record Museum in Washington D.C. can go a long way in bridging the racial divide, and NKU has sought to offer a system to facilitate these conversations.”

Williams will also highlight the importance of partnerships among museums, K-12 colleges, and universities that empower the general public to perform towards a far more just society.

A panel dialogue will comply with the lecture and attribute Chris Miller from the Nationwide Underground Railroad Freedom Center Briocca Eco-friendly, Black and Brown Educators of Excellence NKU scholar consultant and Dr. Niesha Wiley, assistant professor of social operate.

To register for the lecture and panel discussion, click on Right here.