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Alum Carol Anderson to speak on lynching and U.S. foreign policy
Carol Anderson (Miami '81, '83) will speak on "Truth, Justice and The American Way: Lynching and Its Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 100 Laws Hall.
Her lecture is the inaugural Miami University College of Arts and Science Celebrating Diversity Event.
Anderson is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research focuses on the ways that domestic and international policies affect the issues of race, justice and equality. She is currently exploring the role of the NAACP in fighting for the liberation of people of color in Africa and Asia.
Her recent book, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, won the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award in the area of bigotry and human rights.
She has been named an outstanding professor and mentor to students in her universitys honors program, and has won numerous teaching awards including the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.
Andersons lecture is free and open to the public.