W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series
The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures were established in 1981 with funding from the Ford Foundation. These lectures recognize persons of outstanding achievement who have contributed to the understanding of African American life, history, and culture. Previous speakers have included Kwame Anthony Appiah, Homi K. Bhabha, Hazel Carby, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Stuart Hall, Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Glenn C. Loury, Manning Marable, John McWhorter, Sidney Mintz, and Cornel West.