The University Record, January 30, 1995

Asa Hilliard to kick off Black History Month events

By Bernie DeGroat
News and Information Services

Asa G. Hilliard, professor of urban education at Georgia State University, will launch a series of activities for the University’s Black History Month celebration with a free, public lecture titled “The Bell Curve: Fact or Myth?” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Michigan Union Ballroom.

Hilliard, an educational psychologist and historian, is a King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professor. He also is the author of The Maroon Within Us: Selected Essays on African American Community Socialization.

“Dr. Hilliard is known throughout the nation for his work in African and African American history,” says John H. Matlock, director, Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI). “Given the controversy around the book The Bell Curve, we look forward to using his expertise as a historian to counter the false assumptions put forth by the authors of that book.”

His talk is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, OAMI, King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program and Office of Minority Engineering Programs.

Other Black History Month events include:









All events are free to the public. For more information, call CAAS, 764-5513, or OAMI, 936-1055.