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Acclaimed Author and Sociology Scholar Dr. William J. Wilson to Speak at Montgomery College on April 14 Expert on urban poverty, race and class relations, Dr. Wilson will revisit his seminal book The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, The Underclass and Public Policy

Dr. William J. Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will speak on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus on Tuesday April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place in Theatre 1 of the Cultural Arts Center.

The talk is titled The Truly Disadvantaged Revisited: Critical Reflections on the Recent Research on Concentrated Urban Poverty.

Currently, Dr. Wilson is scholar-in-residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, serving as the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance.

He is the author of many books including More than Just Race (2009), The Bridge Over the Racial Divide (1999), and When Work Disappears (1996). He is also the author of The Truly Disadvantaged. The book was named as one of the sixteen best books of 1987 by the New York Times and praised by former President Bill Clinton as “stunning.”

Dr. Wilson was awarded the highly prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1987. He was named by Time magazine (1996) as one of the 25 most influential Americans and is a recipient of the National Medal of Science (1998), the highest scientific honor in the United States.

To reserve space for classes or to request disability accommodations, contact Professor M. Bess Vincent,, by April 7.

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