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Cardinal Cushing Library, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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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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It's good to see someone dedicating their life to social causes. I'm a big fan of Dr. Yohuru Williams since his days as professor of History at Delaware State University. I've been recently reading his book "Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement" and it's very good. Susan -