Dr. Carla L. Peterson of the University of Maryland will deliver "Struggling for Racial Equality: African American Literary and Political Activism in the Antebellum North," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 101 Neff Hall, Indiana University-Purdue University campus, Fort Wayne, at 7:00 PM.  Dr. Carla L. Peterson, Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park, is an expert in nineteenth-century African American literature, culture, and history. A Guggenheim fellow, Dr. Peterson counts among her numerous scholarly publications the books Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011) and Doers of the World: African American Women Speakers & Writers in  the North (1830-1880) (Oxford University Press, 1995). Sponsored by the Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society.