ALANA guest Nathan Connolly

DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


In celebration of Black History Month, Holyoke Community College will welcome historian and award-winning author Nathan D.B. Connolly, the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, as a guest speaker on Wed., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 301 of the HCC Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development

Connolly, 41, is a prolific writer, expert on the history of segregation and race in America and a frequent media guest. His visit is sponsored by ALANA Men in Motion, an HCC mentoring and academic support program for men of color (African American, Latino, Asian and Native American).

The program is free and open to the public.

"Nathan Connolly is an up-and-coming rising star in the history field," said Andy Fletcher, the ALANA program coordinator. "This is a good opportunity to meet a scholar of very high caliber."

Connolly will talk about his career path, from a struggling high school student to college professor and author, as well as his book, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida.

A World More Concrete won several awards, including the 2014 Kenneth T. Jackson Award for Best Book in North America from the Urban History Association.

More information about Connolly is available at:

Lunch is served at each bi-weekly lecture.