“The Moral Arc of Justice: 400 Years of Shifting Narratives and Sparking Genius”
Four hundred years ago, the first 20 Africans arrived on the shore in Jamestown. VA. Since then, America has been standing at the crossroads of freedom and equality. Dr. Whitehead will discuss how the arc that Dr. King and Theodore Parker talked about is still bending and moving slowly toward justice.
Recently voted as the 2018-19 “Best New Voice” in News and Media by Baltimore magazine, Karsonya (Dr. Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University and the host of Today With Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9 FM. She is the author of RaceBrave: new and selected works, selected by the Baltimore Sun as one of the 2015 Top Ten Summer Reads; Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which received two awards; and, Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. She is also a K-12 Master Teacher in African American History, an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and a 2016-2017 guest commentator and Op-Ed columnist for WYPR 88.1 FM and the Baltimore Sun. Whitehead created the Say Her Name syllabus, the Clinton syllabus, the Trump Syllabus K12, and the A Day Without A Woman Syllabus. She lives in Baltimore with her family.