Author to discuss ‘Slaves in the Family’ at Brown Bag talk

Monday October 28, 2019Roger Coda
Edward Ball
Edward Ball

Edward Ball, a prominent commentator on race in the United States currently serving as a Williams Visiting Professor at Fredonia, will examine “Slaves in the Family,” his inaugural book, in the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon at the Williams Center Room S204.

Published in 1998, “Slaves in the Family” won the National Book Award for non-fiction and became a New York Times bestseller. It is one of five non-fiction books written by Mr. Ball, whose writing has also appeared in Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, The Journal of Art, New York magazine and The New York Times Book Review.

A 20-minute presentation will be followed by an informal discussion. Department of Communication Associate Professor Roslin Smith will give opening remarks.

The College of Liberal Arts and Science Brown Bag lecture is sponsored by the Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation and is free and open to the public. FSA will provide light refreshments beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The year’s Brown Bag theme is “Positive and Negative Effects of Globalization.” Ball hss been brought to the campus under the Williams Visiting Professorship in the Fredonia College Foundation.

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