Black Power Panel

Black Power Panel

April 22, 2010

4:30 p.m. Science Center 199

“Black power represents one of the most enduring and controversial stories of racial tumult, social protest, and political upheaval of our time, complete with a cast of tragic and heroic historical characters: Black Muslims, FBI agents, Martin Luther King Jr., Black Panthers, Carmichael, Lyndon B. Johnson, the New Left, and Fidel Castro all play major and minor parts in the era this movement helped define. Black power’s reach was global, spanning continents and crossing oceans.”

– Peniel Joseph,

The Chronicle Review 2006

Panel Participants:

  • Prof. Robyn Spencer, History, Lehman College
    • The Black Panther Party’s Evolution in Oakland (work in progress)
  • Prof. Christopher Strain, American Studies, Florida Atlantic University
    • Pure Fire: Self?Defense as Activism in the Civil Rights Era
  • Prof. Rhonda Williams, History, Case Western Reserve University, The
    • Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality
  • Prof. Yohuru Williams, African American History, Fairfield University,
    • Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven

pdf flyer

Sponsored by Black Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Political Science, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the Black Cultural Center, and the Dean’s Office for Multicultural Affairs

contact:  Anna Everetts, Programs Office, Swarthmore College, aeveret1@swarthmore.edu

Black Power Panel

Thursday, February 11, 2010

7:00 p.m. Science Center 101“Black power represents one of the most enduring and controversial

stories of racial tumult, social protest, and political upheaval of our time,

complete with a cast of tragic and heroic historical characters: Black

Muslims, FBI agents, Martin Luther King Jr., Black Panthers, Carmichael,

Lyndon B. Johnson, the New Left, and Fidel Castro all play major and

minor parts in the era this movement helped define. Black power’s reach

was global, spanning continents and crossing oceans.” Peniel Joseph, The

Chronicle Review 2006

Panel Participants:

  • Prof. Robyn Spencer, History, Lehman College
    • The Black Panther Party’s Evolution in Oakland (work in progress)
  • Prof. Christopher Strain, American Studies, Florida Atlantic University
    • Pure Fire: Self?Defense as Activism in the Civil Rights Era
  • Prof. Rhonda Williams, History, Case Western Reserve University, The
    • Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality
  • Prof. Yohuru Williams, African American History, Fairfield University,
    • Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven

Sponsored by Black Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of

Political Science, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the

Black Cultural Center, and the Dean’s Office for Multicultural Affairs

contact:  Anna Everetts, Programs Office, Swarthmore College, aeveret1@swarthmore.edu

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *