Announcing the Fall 2020 CBFS Season

September 01, 2020

CONVERSATIONS IN BLACK FREEDOM STUDIES will be going virtual for the 2020-2021 season. We're excited to announce our fall season now, with the spring schedule to follow soon.


SEPTEMBER 3: How Did We Get Here? The Long Struggle for Educational Justice in New York

  • Ujju Aggarwal, co-editor, What's Race Got to Do With It? How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality
  • Ernest Morrell, co-editor, Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community
  • Terrenda White, contributor to both books

OCTOBER 1: Fighting for the Franchise: A Century of Struggle for Voting Rights

  • Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy
  • Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
  • Martha Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
  • Liz Theoharis, co-organizer of The Poor People’s Campaign and co-author, Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing

NOVEMBER 5: Histories of Multiracial Solidarity and Struggle

  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
  • Johanna Fernandez, The Young Lords: A Radical History
  • Paul Ortiz, An African American and Latinx History of the United States

DECEMBER 3: Resisting Carceral Cities: Prisons, Police & Punishment in Historical Perspective

  • Garett Felber Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement and the Carceral State
  • Kelly Lytle Hernandez, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965
  • Carl Suddler, Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York