Appomattox Project Spring Lecture

Defining Race
An American Dilemma

Robert Goldberg
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Ethics
Professor of History Emeritus, University of Utah 
author of Hooded Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado

Wednesday, April 20th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Clarke Building Auditorium (101a)
free and open to the public

About the Speaker

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Robert A. Goldberg

Robert A. Goldberg is a visiting scholar in UVU's Center for the Study of Ethics and former Director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. He is the author of eight books including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Barry Goldwater and Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America (Yale University Press).  His first book, Hooded Empire, explores the vibrant history of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. He is the recipient of twelve teaching honors along with the University of Utah’s most prestigious award, the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence in 2008.



This event is free and open to the public and part of the Appomattox Project, an initiative hosted by UVU's
Center for the Study of Ethics in collaboration with various campus and community partners. 

Selected Videos

Further Reading

"How Italians Became 'White'"
Brent Staples, The New York Times, October 12, 2019

"When One of New York's Glitterati Married a 'Quadroon'"
Theodore R. Johnson III, NPR
June 7, 2014

David Roediger on "Working Towards Whiteness"
Talk of the Nation, NPR June 22, 2005

"More Than Half: Multiracial Families in the World War II Japanese American Incarceration Camps"
Jennifer Pearson Yamashiro, Journal of Child and Family StudiesFebruary 16, 2022