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Black Power 50 Talks: Sohail Daulatzai and R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy


September 13, 2016

As part of the Schomburg’s year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, Sohail Daulatzai, author of Fifty Years of “The Battle of Algiers”: Past as Prologue and Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America, offers a perspective on the political and cultural history of black internationalism from the 1950s to the present. Daulatzai will highlight how movements in the U.S. found connections to larger communities of resistance around the globe, and discuss The Battle of Algiers, Malcolm X, Black Islam, black radicalism, and the Muslim world within the context of the Black Power Movement. R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies in the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York – CUNY and author of Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling, will moderate the conversation. 

A book signing will follow. 

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Speaker bio

Sohail Dauatzai is the author of Fifty Years of “The Battle of Algiers”: Past as PrologueBlack Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America and co-editor of Born to Use Mics, a literary remix of Nas’s album "Illmatic." He is also the curator of the exhibit, "Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop," and has written for The Nation, Counterpunch, Al Jazeera, Souls, Wax Poetics, and Artbound, among others. He teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Department in African American Studies, and the Program in Global Middle East Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

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