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Welcome to the undergraduate program in Sociology. In this section you will find information on how to make your way through a degree in sociology. Sociology is an exciting degree that allows its students to pursue a multiplicity of careers and interests. With world-renowned faculty and one of the best graduate programs in sociology, undergraduates in our department have a unique opportunity to engage in a lively academic environment.


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100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford

Has racial difference ended or simply evolved?

A lecture by public historian and activist Doria Dee Johnson.

Doria Johnson’s great-grandfather was lynched in South Carolina in 1916. Using her family’s painful story as a lens through which we can examine our nation’s history, Johnson will describe how past injustices propelled her from the role of daughter to genealogist to activist to scholar, and now international human rights and restorative justice agent.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Hearst Field Annex, Room D-37

Reception to follow at the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center.


Doria Johnson, Crawford’s great-granddaughter, is a historian and activist whose scholarly work and social justice efforts are closely linked to her family story. In 2005, she successfully lobbied the U.S. Senate to publicly apologize for how long it took the federal government to enact anti-lynching legislation. She recently worked with Bryan Stevenson (author of Just Mercy, the featured book for On the Same Page in 2016) and the Equal Justice Initiative to establish one of the only historical markers in the country dedicated to lynching, marking the site of her great-grandfather’s death. 



Co-Sponsors: The On The Same Page program, Division of Equity and Inclusion, College of Environmental Design, Department of African American Studies, Department of Sociology, and Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center.


Ms. Johnson will be introduced by  Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design.

The talk and reception are free and open to all UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and community members. As April 11 falls during Passover, the lecture will end by 5:30pm and will be videotaped for those unable to attend.

More information about this event is available on the Berkeley Events Calendar: http://events.berkeley.edu/?event_ID=108003&date=2017-04-11