Aerial view of Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

Friday, September 9, 2016

Greg Kimathi Carr, associate professor of Africana Studies and chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, will deliver a lecture titled “CCICS: Celebrating 50 Years of Work and Study, Its Impact and Meaning” on Sept. 15 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. Carr also is first vice president of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations.

The event, the first in a yearlong series to commemorate 50 years of the Carruthers Center, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. in Chicago.

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies was established by Northeastern Illinois University in 1966 as an outgrowth of its concern for and commitment to Chicago‘s inner city communities.

Since its inception, the Carruthers Center has focused on the analysis of institutions, systems and people with a direct impact on the quality of life in the inner cities of the U.S. and elsewhere in the world by creating programmatic and research initiatives. The Carruthers Center demonstrates the University’s urban tradition of education, research and service.