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History of the Black Power Movement


January 8, 2010 — March 4th, 2010

Hasan Jeffries

Africana Studies presents the "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series with Dr. Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of History at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. The lecture, the second in the series, will be held tonight, March 4, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Paul Peck Alumni Center (32nd and Market Streets).

Jeffries specializes in 20th century African American history and has expertise in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. He is the author of the newly released Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt (New York University Press, 2009).

This free event is open to all students, faculty and staff. The "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Earle Mack School of Law, Department of Culture and Communication and the Department of English and Philosophy.

For more information about this event and the Africana Studies Speaker Series, contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu.



February 25, 2010

Bobby Seale

Africana Studies presents the "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series with Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets). A reception for the Drexel community will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m.  A book signing will follow the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Intercultural Engagement & Diversity Initiative Speaker Series. Additional sponsors for the "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series include the Department of English and Philosophy, the University Writing Program and Certificate in Writing and Publishing, the Department of Culture and Communication and the Office of Multicultural Programs.

For more information about this event and the rest of the Africana Studies Speaker Series, contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu.


February 18th, 2010

Heather Ann Thompson

Africana Studies presents the "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, associate professor of African American Studies at Temple University, tonight, February 18, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Paul Peck Alumni Center (32nd and Market Streets).

Thompson is one of few women scholars exploring postwar activism, labor, law and criminal justice. Her earlier published works include Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City (Cornell University Press, 2002) and Speaking Out: Protest and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s (Prentice Hall, 2009). Her recent work examines black power and its impact on criminal justice. Her forthcoming book examines the Attica Prison rebellion of 1971 and will be published by Pantheon Books.

This free event is open to all students, faculty and staff. The "History of the Black Power Movement" Speaker Series is a five-part series co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Earle Mack School of Law, Department of Culture and Communication and the Department of English and Philosophy.

For more information about this event and the Africana Studies Speaker Series, contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu.


January 28, 2010

Elaine Brown

Africana Studies presents Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panther Party, on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets).  This is the first lecture in the "History of the Black Power Movement" speaker series. This free event is open to the public.

Brown is the author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B, which was optioned by HBO in 2007 in connection with its six-part series The Black Panthers (in development).

The Black Power Movement Speaker Series is a five-part series co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Earle Mack School of Law and the Department of English and Philosophy. For more information on this event and the Africana Studies Speaker Series, contact Jacqueline Rios at jsr62@drexel.edu.

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To be included in our events email list, please contact Jacqueline Rios: jsr62@drexel.edu. In the email subject, specify "Africana Studies email list."

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