CSU Professor Presents Black History Lecture at WSU

Feb. 22, 2008

OGDEN, Utah – Frederick Knight, assistant professor of history at Colorado State University, will speak Feb. 27 in conjunction with Weber State University’s observance of Black History Month.

Knight’s presentation, “Natural Worship: Slavery, the Environment, and Black Consciousness in Antebellum South,” is part of WSU’s History Lecture Series.

The event will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center on WSU’s Ogden Campus and is free to the public.

Knight is the author of two recent publications: “Labor in the Slave Community” (2006) and “In An Ocean of Blue: West African Indigo Workers in the Atlantic World to 1800” (2005). His current research interests include African workers on Anglo-American slave plantations and Black visions of the natural world.

CONTACT: Vikki Vickers, WSU assistant professor of History
                 (801) 626-6712 • vikkivickers@weber.edu

WRITER:  Jonathan McBride, office of Media Relations
                (801) 626-7212 • jonathanmcbride@weber.edu