Dr. Frank C. King to give Black History Month talk in Baraboo Feb. 12

Dr. Frank King speaking at a prior event

Black history and politics in America, both in a historical and a contemporary context, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Frank C. King, associate professor and program coordinator of Ethnic Studies at UW-Platteville, on Monday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. The talk is free and open to the public.

In addition to discussing current perspectives on Black history and how its study is critical to engaging successfully with an increasingly diverse world, King plans to offer stories of under-appreciated figures and moments in Black History that can often go unconsidered in current discussions.  

“History is not as cut-and-dried as people think sometimes,” said King. “People think it’s linear – that this happened, and then this happened – but there’s so much more in the context of how events and stories interact with each other … there are so many reasons why events we see and hear about today are the way they are, and I hope students and everyone attending can start to see more of that context.” 

The public presentation and discussion will be in Room A104 in the Umhoefer Building on the campus.