Black History Month

Black History Month.

On Wednesday, February 8th Yohuru Williams will speak on “Rethinking the Black Panther Party: Race, Class, and American
Democracy in the 21st Century”

Director of Black Studies and Associate Professor of History at
Fairfield University, Dr. Williams is author of “Black
Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black
Panther Party in New Haven (2000)” and is co-editor of two
forthcoming anthologies on the Black Panthers.

This lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Africana
Studies, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Wang Center, Lecture
Hall 2.

On Thursday, February 9th, Robin D.G. Kelley will present
“Africa Speaks, America Answers: The Drum Wars of Guy Warren.”

Robin D. G. Kelley is the William B. Ransford Professor of
Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia University. He
is an award-winning author and leading United States
African-American studies scholar. His teaching and research
interests have focused on African diaspora, urban studies,
working class radicalism, and cultural history with an
emphasis on music.

This lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Africana
Studies and the Humanities Institute, will begin at 4:00 p.m.
in the Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 1006.

Please extend this invitation to any students or members of
the community you feel may be interested in attending.

Thank you,
Robert McGrath, Provost and Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs

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