The Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political Development, with the co-sponsorship of the National Poverty Center, presents the fourth of eight public lectures:



Professor of History

University of Pennsylvania




Thurs., Dec. 11, 2003, 4 - 5:30pm, Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room 1


Michael Katz is a social historian and Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to numerous other studies, he is author of IN THE SHADOW OF THE POORHOUSE (Basic Books, 1996) and THE UNDESERVING POOR (Pantheon, 1989). He is currently writing a book for the Russell Sage Foundation that situates the findings of the 2000 Census in the broader social and economics trends of the twentieth century, research that is also the subject of his lecture on Thursday.


The program of the Colloquium is made possible by the generous financial support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, as well as the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies; the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the College of Literature, Science, and Arts; the Departments of History, Political Science, and Sociology; the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; the National Poverty Center; and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For additional information, please contact colloquium organizers Matt Lassiter, Tony Chen, and Robert Mickey at conveners@umich.