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Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Economics of Black Power

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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Join us at the Schomburg for Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Economics of Black Power this Thursday, April 4 at 6pm!

 April 4th marks the tragic anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in Memphis. Dr. King was slain on April 4, 1968 in the midst of the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike. Although the fight for worker dignity was at the center of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, the economic dimension of the Black Revolt is one of the most neglected.

Fortunately, two recent anthologies highlight the economic contours of the Black Freedom Struggle:  Black Power at Work edited by David Goldberg; and The Business of Black Power edited by Laura Hill and Julia Rabig. From Fight Back to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, black communities established important vehicles for economic power against persistent poverty. And those communities wrestled with the construction industry, lily-white trade unions, city elites, and corporate America for economic justice.

Editors David Goldberg (Wayne State), Laura Hill (Bloomfield College) and Julia Rabig (Dartmouth College) will lead this month’s Conversations in Black Freedom hosted by JeanneTheoharis and Komozi Woodard.

Admission is Free.  Register at schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com.  Books from the series are available for purchase in The Shop at the Schomburg Center.

 

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030

Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

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515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th Street)

New York, NY 10037

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