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Navigations Through Race in America

Join the African & African American Faculty and Staff at ASU for a book talk with author Donald R. Guillory II.

Guillory's book, “The Token Black Guide: Navigations Through Race in America,” examines experiences and perspectives on race many are not exposed to, are uncomfortable with, or simply uncertain how to challenge. "The Token Black Guide" is a blunt, informative and sometimes humorous account of what it means to be confronted with prejudice and ignorance.

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Token Black Guide book cover

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Donald R. Guillory II, author of "The Token Black Guide," is an instructor of history with the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University (ASU). He teaches courses in U.S. history, film as a means of recording and teaching history, Latin America and social history. Prior to ASU, he served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and taught social studies at the secondary level.

Guillory earned a bachelor of arts in international studies and history, and a master of arts in history from Georgia Southern University. He is also an ASU alum where he earned a master of education and a master of liberal studies focusing on the role film and television play in shaping perspectives about culture and gender. He has performed research internationally on the slave trade and is currently investigating the meaning of “American Identity” with the goal of defining what “American” means. Guillory's " Token Black Guide" discusses experiences and perspectives (historical and personal) on race in America.



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Navigations Through Race in America
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

ASU Polytechnic campus 
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom
5999 S. Backus Mall,