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Health crisis among African-Americans topic of USC lecture

The health crisis among African-Americans will be the topic of a public lecture at the University of South Carolina Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Dr. Robert Hall, an associate professor at Northeastern University and an expert on African-American history, race and health, will discuss the connections between migration, foodways, lifestyle and health at 7 p.m. in the Graniteville Room of Thomas Cooper Library.

The lecture, titled “African-Americans, Diet, Physical Inactivity, and the Current Crisis of Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases,” is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by USC’s Institute for African-American Research and the African-American Studies Program.

Hall’s research focuses on racial health disparities prevalent in the African Diaspora. He has edited or co-edited three books. His forthcoming book is titled “Do, Lord, Remember Me: Religion and the Forging of African-American Culture in Florida, 1565-1940.”

For more information about the lecture, contact Margaret Gillikin at gillikin@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-4835.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 01/14/11 @ 5:45 PM | Updated: 01/14/11 @ 5:48 PM | Permalink

'African-Americans, Diet, Physical Inactivity, and the Current Crisis of Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases'

  • What: Public lecture, sponsored by Institute for African-American Research and African-American Studies Program
  • Who: Dr. Robert Hall, associate professor at Northeastern University and expert on African-American history, race and health, to deliver lecture
  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Thomas Cooper Library, Graniteville Room

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