Books That Shaped America: The Souls of Black Folk (Rescheduled) (Updated 1/22/14)
Join us for Books that Shaped America, a special series of conversations for the local community and American University students, faculty and staff. The Series features selections from "Books That Shaped America," a list compiled by the Library of Congress. Informal discussions about the extraordinary influence of these books on American society will be led by faculty and staff members from AU. This Series is intended to foster open, constructive conversations about important and enduring themes in civil society.
Carola Weil, Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies, will lead a discussion of "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois. This seminal work in American sociology argues for the power of higher education, particularly the liberal arts and classical education, as a fundamental stepping stone for a diverse, democratic society that transcends race and global boundaries. In the face of growing college debt and a renewed focus on technical education, this work reminds us of the intrinsic value of higher education.
Attendees do not need to have read the book. Admission is free and no reservation is required.
This event has been rescheduled from the original date.