Global Discovery Series - The Philadelphia Negro 125 Years Later
The Global Discovery webinar series is co-sponsored by Penn Alumni Travel and Penn Alumni Education.
Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and are sure to learn something new in each one hour session.
The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study by W.E.B. DuBois was originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1899 and was one of the first works to combine the use of urban ethnography, social history, and descriptive statistics. Nearly 125 years later, Penn Press will re-release W.E.B. DuBois’s study which gives us an insightful and intimate look at African Americans in Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century. Join Penn Professor Tukufu Zuberi, in conversation with Penn Press Editor-in-Chief Walter Biggins, as he discusses this important work and why we should give it another look.