Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 18:30 (EST)
Hosted by The People's Forum
Join us for a book talk on The History of Black Studies with author Abdul Alkalimat. In this book, Black Studies founder and movement veteran Abdul Alkalimat offers a comprehensive history of the discipline that examines Black Studies as intellectual history; as social movement; and as academic profession. The book also demonstrates how Black people themselves established the field long before its institutionalization in university programs.
At its heart, Black Studies is profoundly political. Black Power, the New Communist Movement, the Black women’s and students’ movements – each step in the journey for Black liberation influenced and was influenced by this revolutionary discipline.
Abdul will be joined in-conversation by Bill Sales, Rosemari Mealy, and Sam Anderson.