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A Fifty Year Retrospective: The Black Power Movement and its Impact Symposium

Black Power Symposium
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time" 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University  [1345 Carter Hill Road Montgomery AL 36106]

Cost: $25, includes lunch

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The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University will sponsor a symposium in observance of the 50th anniversary of the origin of the Black Power Movement. Titled “A Fifty Year Retrospective: The Black Power Movement and its Impact,” the symposium will be held August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Center. The symposium luncheon will be held at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Legacy Center located at 455 Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery.

The symposium will include a wide range of presentations on the Black Power Movement by participants and scholars. Featured presenters include  Willie Ricks (later known as Mukasa Dada), Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar, and Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries. 

The Symposium also will examine the role of Black Power at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Retired ASU professors Dr. Alma Freeman and Dr. Frank Moorer will be joined by Dr. Gwendolyn Patton, a former member of the National Association of Black Students, in a discussion about how the Black Power Movement reshaped the worldview and activism of students attending HBCUs.  Several additional presenters will discuss the Black Power Movement in Philadelphia, in the Caribbean and in popular scholarship.

The daylong symposium will be rounded out with an afternoon session titled "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud." This session will feature cultural expressions of the Black Power Movement, including music, iconography, language and aesthetics.

Phone: 334-229-4824 or 334-229-4106

Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

More Information on Website: www.alasu.edu/events/event-details/index.aspx?eid=1404

1345 Carter Hill Road Montgomery, AL 36106

Category: Civil Rights, Community

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