Panel Discussion - Carter G. Woodson and the Killing of Black History | Hybrid


The Filson Historical Society Tue, Mar 5 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


This event is brough to you by the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute’s Baldwin-King Project in partnership with the Filson Historical Society. A reception will be held from 5:00-5:55 pm, followed by the program at 6:00 pm.

Three accomplished Black men discuss Black History and contemporary racial struggle. They intentionally do so after Black History Month. Their conversation moves from the impetus of “Miseducation of the Negro” author Carter G. Woodson founding Negro History Week in 1926 to current political, educational, and political attacks on “diversity,” which they see as the latest iteration of “American anti-Blackness.”

Mawuli Mel Davis, J.D., Founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Johnson Law Firm. Davis is a former Naval officer who is now a civil rights attorney, human rights organizer, and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. Davis Bozeman Johnson Law, one of Georgia’s largest African American-owned law firms has three offices in Savannah, Statesboro, and Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of We Need You: Encouraging My Son’ Generation for Black Liberation.

Ricky L. Jones, Ph.D., Baldwin-King Scholar in Residence, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute & Professor of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville. Jones is the past chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies, opinion columnist for the Courier Journal/USA Today Network, and organizer of the Envirome Institute’s “Baldwin-King Project.” He is author of Black Haze and What’s Wrong with Obamamania?

Derrick White, Ph.D., Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies, University of Kentucky and author of Blood, Sweat, and Tears