The Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political
Development invites you to attend a public lecture:
Professor of History and African American Studies
“ARE MEXICAN AMERICANS ‘WHITES OR PEOPLE OF COLOR’? THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEXICAN AMERICAN POLITICS”
Friday, March 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Eldersveld Room, 5th Floor of Haven Hall
Nancy MacLean’s lecture is based on a chapter from her new book, FREEDOM IS NOT ENOUGH: THE OPENING OF THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE, forthcoming from Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation.
In the 1950s, the exclusion of black and Latino men and all women from higher-paying jobs was so universal as to seem normal to most Americans. Today, diversity is a point of pride. How did this sea change occur? In her new book, Nancy MacLean shows how African-American and later Mexican-American civil rights activists and feminists concluded that freedom is not enough: that full citizenship required gaining access to jobs at all levels. Tracing their struggle to open the American workplace to all, MacLean tells the story of the cultural and political transformation that has irrevocably changed our nation over the last fifty years.
Professor MacLean is also the author of BEHIND THE MASK OF CHIVALRY: THE MAKING OF THE SECOND KU KLUX KLAN (Oxford University Press, 1994).
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 about this lecture, please contact Matt Lassiter at email@example.com.