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Salisbury Professor to Speak at FSU on "Throwing Whiteness into Question"
03/14/2003

Dr. Jerome (Jerry) A. Miller, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Salisbury University, will speak at Frostburg State University on "Throwing Whiteness into Question: Finding One's Identity in African American Philosophy," on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lane University Center Manicur Assembly Hall.

Miller's presentation is about the experiences and difficulties of his teaching, as a White professor, a course in African-American philosophy focused on the theme of authentic selfhood. The course begins with Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" and goes on to explore significant African American thinkers.

Miller received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. In addition to scholarly articles, he has published two books -- The Way of Suffering: A Geography of Crisis (Georgetown University Press) and In the Throe of Wonder: Intimations of the Sacred in the Post-Modern World (SUNY Press) -- and is completing work on a new manuscript.

This event is sponsored by the FSU African American Studies Program, Diversity Center, Department of Philosophy and Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO). For more information, contact the Office of AA/EEO at (301) 687-4101. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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