Said@Duke: Candis Watts Smith on Making Black Lives Matter

Part of the Said@Duke: 2019-2020 Series
“One of the reasons that we wrote Stay Woke is because we believe that most people want to do well but need guidance toward that— and that’s not just white folk, but black folk too.” — Candis Watts Smith, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Candis Watts Smith, Ph.D. ’11, associate professor of political science and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, recently gave a speech titled, “Do All Black Lives Matter to All Black People?” Her talk kicked off the Department of African & African American Studies spring commemoration of the 50th anniversary of black studies at Duke. The speaker series features prominent Duke alumni.

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