Hidden in Full View

Mar 22, 2022 2:00 PM

The Frostburg State University History Department presents Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr.

Charles L. Chavis, Jr.Dr. Chavis’s discussion on Hidden in Full View: Confronting the Legacy of Racism in the Age of Fracture will take place Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Gira Center, Room 397.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Chavis is a writer, filmmaker, activist and professor. He is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the politics of Racism in the Free State, which was praised by Sherrilyn Ifill, President NAACP-LDF, as a story that “resonates with power and caution for our contemporary efforts to address racial violence and discrimination.” The Silent Shore is currently being adapted into a documentary series.

Dr. Chavis is director of African and American Studies and founding director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice and Race of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, as well as assistant professor of history and conflict resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is the national co-chair for the United States Truth Racial healing and Transformation Movement and vice chair of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Dr. Chavis also services on PBS’s Exploring Hate Advisory Committee.



*This event is funded by the Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Fund.