Social Sciences Forum
Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor and founding director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University
“‘Everybody Is So Hysterical and Panic Stricken…’: Grasping Black Power in the 20th Century”
Thursday, April 28
Reception at 5 p.m. — Department of History, 5th floor, North Tower, Fine Arts Building
Lecture at 6 p.m. — 105 Public Policy Building
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams is an associate professor and the first black person ever tenured in the History Department at Case Western Reserve University. She is the founder and director of the Social Justice Institute at CWRU, and the founder and director of CWRU’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies. In April 2009, she was awarded CWRU’s inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award.
In her talk, based on her book Concrete Demands, Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams will examine some of the roots, routes, and expressions that have comprised the vigorous search for Black Power in the 20th century — both before and after the familiar popularization of the term in 1966 — and discuss why it’s still relevant today.
This event is free and open to the public.
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