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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-777-4835.