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Black Students and the Transformation of Higher Education
Start Date: 2/26/2015Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 2/26/2015End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
Activism rocked American campuses in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Black students were at the forefront of this nationwide youth uprising, and they helped push the Black freedom struggle to embrace the radical transformation of higher education. The students faced strong resistance but they won many demands, leaving a legacy that profoundly reshaped campus life in the 1970s and beyond.

Martha Biondi is a Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University where she currently serves as Chair of the Department of African American Studies. Her book, The Black Revolution on Campus, won the Wesley-Logan Prize for an outstanding study of African Diaspora history from the American Historical Association as well as the National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. She is also the author of the award-winning To Stand and Fight: the Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City, the first book-length study of the civil rights movement in the North.

This is a part of the Black History Month series of events for 2015, sponsored by The Black Cultural Center, Black Studies, The Dean's Office, The Office of the President, and The Student Budget Committee.

Please see The Black Cultural Center's website for more information on this and other events.

Reception to follow.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: Cinema
Contact Information:
Name: Allison Dorsey
Phone: 610-328-8135
Email: history@swarthmore.edu
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