Lawrence Ross keynote to commence Black History Month at UD

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Terrance White Podcast & Circulation Manager

UD will kick off Black History Month Thursday with keynote speaker Lawrence Ross. Ross is an author, writer, lecturer, and visionary in diversity, equity and inclusion. 

He is also an active member of one of the Divine Nine fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha. Ross has lectured at over 1,000 universities, colleges, and conferences. 

Ross’s lecture in Kennedy Union Ballroom will be based on his 2017 book Blackballed. The book focuses on colleges that have fostered racist environments and have created racist and hostile spaces for African American students. Not only does the book approach sensitive topics, but it also discusses the idea of white fraternity and sorority systems in America. 

He has also authored other books that have landed him on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list Ross’s lecture is the first in a series of Black History Month events organized by UD’s Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center. Other events include the Imagining Community Symposium and the Black Excellence Ball organized by Black Action Through Unity. 

The Ross Lecture was organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, MEC, and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 
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