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Talks at the Schomburg: Martha Biondi, Vincent Harding and Bill Strickland
May 16, 2013
Grab your copy of The Black Revolution on Campus by Martha Biondi and enjoy a discussion on the black student movement in the U.S. with Professor Biondi, Northwestern University, Professor Bill Strickland, University of Massachusetts and historian and activist Vincent Harding.
Excerpts from the Black Heritage: A History of Afro-Americans will be screened. This premiere groundbreaking broadcast series hosted by Vincent Harding preceded the long running Like It Is with Gil Noble.
About The Black Revolution on Campus (University of California Press):
The Black Revolution on Campus describes an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. At stake was the very mission of higher education. Black students demanded that public universities serve their communities; that private universities rethink the mission of elite education; and that black colleges embrace self-determination and resist the threat of integration. Most crucially, black students demanded a role in the definition of scholarly knowledge. Vividly demonstrating the critical linkage between the student movement and changes in university culture, the book illustrates how victories in establishing Black Studies ultimately produced important intellectual innovations and had a lasting impact on academic research and university curricula over the past 40 years.