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Distinguished historian Colin Palmer for PNP 80th anniversary lecture this Sunday

PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-05-16 15:54:00

As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, the People’s National Party (PNP) this Sunday, May 20 will host a public lecture under the theme: The 1938 Rebellion and the PNP’s vision of an independent Jamaica. The lecture will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Graduate and noted historian Professor Colin A. Palmer will be the special guest speaker at the event.
Prof. Palmer, a University of the West Indies alumnus, is a specialist in the history of the African Diaspora. He has taught at Oakland University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at Princeton University.

He was named a William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of North Carolina, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate School and the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton.
Dr. Palmer has received a number of academic fellowships and honors from the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a fellow at the National Humanities Center from 1989-90 and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences from 1991 – 92. Palmer was named an affiliated Scholar at the Stanford Humanities Center in 1992.

Prof Palmer is the author, editor or coeditor of seventeen books and has the distinction of being the only scholar who has published scholarly books on the peoples of African descent in the United States of America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Prof. Palmer has served as chair of several prize committees including The Atlantic History Prize and the Lydia Cabrera Prize, both awarded by the American Historical Association. He was a member of the Frederick Douglass and the Wesley Logan Prize committees, among others.
The lecture is free and open to the public.



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