What Happens to a Dream Deferred? 60-Second Lectures on Racial Injustice: June 25, 2020

The recent killings of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, along with other incidents of racist violence, have shined a spotlight on the painful reality that many in our community have long been aware of: the enduring legacy of racism.

In an effort to amplify the messages of the protests, Penn Arts & Sciences presents a special series: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? 60-Second Lectures on Racial Injustice. This set of short talks spotlights the history and contemporary manifestations of racism in the U.S., Black lives and culture, and the range of factors that have contributed to this moment.

Faculty speakers for June 25, 2020 are as follows:
Guthrie Ramsey, Professor of Music
Art Answers

Dagmawi Woubshet, Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English
James Baldwin: Our Times in His Language

Brent Cebul, Assistant Professor of History
Renewal and Displacement