University Video Description from UVA: Derrick Alridge, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, speaks to the life and legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois in the 2012 Waltter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture. Alridge authored the book, “The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History,” among other works. His research interests include African American educational and intellectual history and education and the Civil Rights Movement. He joined the U.Va. faculty in 2011.

This marks the seventh annual Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Ridley was the University of Virginia’s first black graduate. He earned his doctorate from the Curry School in 1953.


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