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Jan. 31: Visiting Professor to Discuss Erasure of African-Americans from the Jonestown Narrative

Rebecca Moore, an emeritus professor of religious studies at San Diego State University, will discuss “The Erasure (and Re-Inscription) of African-Americans from the Jonestown Narrative” in the Gallery Theatre at the Elaine Langone Center on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Her free, public talk will be the initial event in the Griot Institute for Africana Studies‘ semester-long, interdisciplinary series “Erasure: Blackness and the Fight Against Invisibility.”

Moore’s lecture will examine the ways in which African-Americans have been expunged from the record of the tragic Peoples Temple Agricultural Project and how black writers and historians have written them back into history. It will also look at this November’s expected 40th anniversary media coverage of the deaths in Jonestown.

This talk is co-sponsored by religious studies and is also made possible through the generous support of the University Lectureship Committee.

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