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‘Alt-Right and Legacy of Racism’ focus of (Lunch) Box talk Feb. 7

Feb. 2, 2018—Sophie Bjork-James, who studies contemporary white supremacist groups, will speak at a Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event Feb. 7 at the Nashville Public Library.

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African American history spotlighted at Central Library

Jan. 23, 2018—A lecture related to little-known African American sports history on Feb. 7 will lead off a series of events celebrating African American History Month at the Central Library.

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Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

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‘Driving While Black’ focus of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast

Mar. 8, 2017—HIghlights from "Driving While Black: A Report on Racial Profiling in Metro Nashville Police Department Traffic Stops" will be discussed at a March 14 Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast.

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Chancellor’s Lecture discusses Obama’s legacy on race, nation’s future with Trump

Jan. 19, 2017—Eight years after Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African American president, are race relations better or worse in the United States? Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of political experts Tuesday evening to discuss that question, as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s extraordinary ascent to the presidency.

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Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2016—The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band.

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Fine Arts Gallery exhibition examines era when ‘Vandy woke up’

Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.

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Incarceration’s hidden wounds revealed

Jun. 6, 2016—There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration may diminish the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it.

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Activist who took down Confederate flag will speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 14, 2016—Bree Newsome, who became the face of the movement to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds when she scaled a 30-foot flagpole last June, will speak at Vanderbilt University's Benton Chapel March 22.

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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections

Jan. 18, 2016—With equal test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 15

Dec. 15, 2015—Bryan Stevenson, a law professor at New York University and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will speak on Friday, Jan. 15, as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Vanderbilt professor sees another constitutional problem with the Texas admissions plan

Dec. 11, 2015—A Vanderbilt Law School professor says there is a second constitutional battle brewing in the Fisher v. UT-Austin Supreme Court case regarding the use of race in college admissions.

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