Through the Wire Lecture, 50 Years of Civil Rights: Beyond Black and White
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Rethinking the struggle for Human Rights in 21st Century America
Presented by: Dr. Yohuru Williams, Chair Department of History, Director of Black Studies, Fairfield University
In this engaging lecture, Dr. Yohuru Williams explores the many distressing events related to race and racial equality this past summer, while exploring the need for and dimensions of the new push for human rights and social justice in the 21st century. Drawing on lessons from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, he encourages young people to move the forefront of the struggle for social justice.
His book, Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Panthers in New Haven, will be available for purchase after the lecture.
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