Peace Be Still: An Evening with Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker. Matthew C. Whitaker is ASU Foundation Professor of History and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University. He specializes in U.S. History, African American history and life, civil rights, race relations, social movements, sports and society, and the American West.
Whitaker is the editor of three books, including Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster, and he is the author of Race Work: The Rights of Civil Rights in the Urban West. His forthcoming book is Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama.
Dr. Whitaker has lectured in nations throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, China, England, Ghana, Ireland, and Liberia. He is also the owner and CEO of The Whitaker Group, L.L.C., a human relations, cultural competency, and diversity consulting firm. Dr. Whitaker serves on numerous boards, including the distinguished International Advisory Board of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and INROADS. His awards include the 2005 Dan Shilling Public Scholar Award by the Arizona Humanities Council; the City of Phoenix 2006 Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award; the 2008 Excellence in Diversity Award by the National League of Cities; Glendale, Arizona’s 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Promoting Inclusive Award; and the 2011, ASU, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Krahenbuhl Difference Maker Award.
Sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.