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Annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture and Reception

Dr. Charles RobinsonDr. Charles Robinson is a well-known author and administrator at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus. He will deliver the Ninth Annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture at Huston-Tillotson University.  The Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium.  He will speak on the topic, “‘The Dreaming of Dreams by Untwisted Souls’: DuBois and the Transformative Power of Education.”

Dr. Robinson is the Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Arkansas.  He created the effective College Access Initiative, a college readiness and outreach program.  Dr. Robinson previously served as the director of the African and African American Studies Program at the University.  Dr. Robinson holds the academic rank of professor of history, and he has taught a wide range of courses, including Southern History, Civil Rights and National Policy, and Gender Studies. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his proficiency in the teaching arena.  In 2006, the Arkansas Student Alumni Board named Dr. Robinson their teacher of the year.  He is also the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles. In 2010 the University of Tennessee press published his work entitled, Forsaking All Others: A Story of Interracial Love, Betrayal and Revenge in the 1880s South. Dr. Robinson is a well-sought after speaker for academic groups and civil organizations.