For Immediate Release: April 13 , 2007
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Historian Neptune to Present
Jerry Wood Memorial Lecture
Harvey Neptune, an expert on post-emancipation Caribbean history, will present the annual Jerry Wood Memorial Lecture on "Blackness Blurred: African Americans in the U.S. and the Americas" at Swarthmore College on Tuesday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m. His talk in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, is free and open to the public.
Neptune, an assistant professor of history at Temple University, is the author of the newly released Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the U.S. Occupation (University of North Carolina Press). He is also currently engaged in a research project on petroleum in the Caribbean. Neptune received his Ph.D. at N.Y.U. and was trained in the fields of African Diaspora and Latin American history.
The Jerry Wood Memorial Lecture was established in memory of the late Jerome Wood, Swarthmore professor of history from 1970-1996 who specialized in colonial American and Latin American history and the contemporary black experience in Central and South America. This talk is co-sponsored by the Intercultural Center, the Black Cultural Center, Dean's Office, Office for Multicultural Affairs, Latin American Studies, and the History Department.