The Revolutionary War and the battle for racial equality to be guest speaker topic


By John Brian Pierce ’13

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science will host a lecture and book signing with guest speaker Alan Gilbert, Ph.D.,

on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Sandhu Conference Center, Rooms D and D1. Gilbert will speak on
Racism During the

American Revolution and Racism Today

Gilbert is a John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of 
Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independen
as well as
Marx’s Politics: Communist and Citizens
Democratic Individuality
, and
Must Global Politics Constrain Democracy?

Gilbert’s most recent book presents an entirely new perspective to the Revolutionary War, examining white Americans who were fighting for their freedom and black Americans who were joining the British imperial forces in hopes of gaining theirs. He will discuss how there were actually two wars being waged at once: a political revolution for independence from Britain and a social revolution for emancipation and equality.

For more information, please contact Nadia Arriaga at (714) 628 2767.

Dawn Bonker

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