Daniel Geary, the Mark Pigott Lecturer in American History at Trinity College-Dublin, will give a public lecture on Wednesday, April 8 at 3pm in the Institute for the Humanities. His talk, about the creation of the 1965 Moynihan Report and its reverberating reception throughout the nation, emerges from his forthcoming book on the subject, Beyond Civil Rights: the Moynihan Report and its Legacy, which comes out this June from Penn.
Moynihan's report, entitled, "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," famously concluded that the persistent nature of black poverty in America was at least partly attributable to the relative absence of nuclear families. Geary's research complicates and challenges this typical understanding of the report and Patricia Sullivan has called Geary's forthcoming book, "a path-breaking study of the limits of liberalism during a time of racial crisis and transformation."
Geary is the Mark Pigott Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin. His first book was Radical Ambition: C. Wright Mills, The Left, and American Social Thought (2009). He received his MA and PhD from the UC Berkeley and his BA from the University of Virginia. Hope to see you April 8 at 3pm!
The talk is sponsored by the Department of History and is free and open to the public.