Daniel Geary, “Beyond Civil Rights: The Legacy of the Moynihan Report

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Moynihan Report, Daniel Geary, author of Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy will be visiting the University of South Carolina from Sept 22 to 24 as a guest of the History Center. The report, titled The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, was released in the summer of 1965, just as the civil rights movement achieved its greatest triumphs, and the Watts riots turned attention to the problems of racial tensions and poverty in America‘s urban areas. Daniel Patrick Moynihan‘s analysis of the black family and economic inequality shaped the debates around race, poverty and government action at a pivotal moment. The report, and the controversy surrounding it, remains a touchstone in contemporary racial politics. http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15361.html Daniel Geary, who teaches history at Trinity College, Dublin, will be speaking about his book on Tuesday, September 22 at 4 p.m. in Gambrell Hall at the University of South Carolina, Room 217. On Wednesday, Sept 23, he will participate in a lunch time discussion at Preston Residential College starting at noon. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, and to schedule an interview with Dan Geary, please contact: Patricia Sullivan Director, History Center Professor of History University of South Carolina sullivan@sc.edu 508-776-7446

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