Announcing the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Fall 2019 Schedule

July 24, 2019


Join us this fall for these exciting and urgent conversations. CBFS is held from 6:30-8:30 on the first Thursday of each month at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Check back later this summer for further details.

September 5

Stop Killer Cops: Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, and the Liberal Establishment


  • Max Felker-Kantor, author of Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD
  • LaShawn Harris, author of Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy
  • Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

October 3

Rap Brown, Police Repression, and the Torture Machine


  • Simon Balto, author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power
  • Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
  • Flint Taylor, author of The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago

November 7

The Black Revolution on Campus


  • Martha Biondi, author of The Black Revolution on Campus
  • John Bracey, Jr., author of SOS: Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader
  • Stefan Bradley, author of Up-ending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League

December 5

The Black Athlete in the Freedom Struggle


  • Louis Moore, author of We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality
  • Wyomia Tyus, author of Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story
  • Dave Zirin, author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play and with Michael Bennett, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable