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1969: The Revolutionary Spring of Black Students by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Start Date: 2/5/2015Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 2/5/2015End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
From 1965 to 1972, Black students and their allies waged the most transformative antiracist social movement in the history of U.S. education. They organized, demanded, and protested for a relevant learning experience at more than five hundred colleges and universities in every state except Alaska. They pressed for a range of campus reforms, including an end to campus paternalism and racism, and the addition of more Black students, faculty, Black Cultural Centers, and Africana Studies courses and programs. The spring of 1969 was undoubtedly the climax semester of this social movement. From Swarthmore to Cornell, from Duke to Wisconsin, from UCLA to UC Berkeley, Black students and their allies revolutionized the course of higher education for decades to come.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany – SUNY.  His book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972, won the Northeast Black Studies Association (NEBSA) 2011-2012 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize and the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) 2012 Best Scholarly Book award. Dr. Kendi has published numerous essays on the Black Campus Movement, black power, and intellectual history in books and referred academic journals.  He has earned research appointments, fellowships, and grants from the American Historical Association, National Academy of Education, Chicago's Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Princeton University, Brown University, University of Chicago, Emory, Duke, and UCLA. 

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 - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Contact Information:
Name: Jen Moore
Phone: 610-328-8135
Open To
The Public

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