Keisha Brown to Speak at Six O’Clock Series About Her Traveling and Studying in China

Posted on 2/13/2014 11:10:29 AM

The Six O’Clock Series will host speaker Keisha Brown on Monday, February 17, 2014, in the HUB Ohio Room from 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Keisha BrownBrown will discuss her research into China’s media depictions of and diplomatic exchanges with African-Americans during their struggle for freedom and equality from 1949–1972. She will also describe how many Chinese people responded to her in light of this history of Sino-black relations.

Brown is a doctoral student in history at the University of Southern California who began her research into race, ethnicity, and blackness in China after spending a semester there as a student at the University of Notre Dame.

Cosponsored by the Pan-African Studies Program, the African American Cultural Center, the Office for Social Equity, the Office of International Education, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research, and the Indiana County NAACP.