A free, public lecture and teaching workshop aim to add a missing historical perspective to debates about liberty, oppression and the African-American experience of state authority.
Guest of the WSU Department of English Visiting Scholars Series, Reginald Wilburn, associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, will focus on how African-Americans have engaged and re-appropriated arguments for liberty and independence first put forward by John Milton. He was one of England’s greatest epic poets and a considerable influence on Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the American Revolution.
Wilburn will speak at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Todd 276.
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