Announcing Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Spring 2022 Season

December 12, 2021

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We're thrilled to launch our tenth season, starting in February 2022! And to celebrate, we're adding a special June session where we'll try something new, exploring the work of two new documentaries on the Black freedom struggle.

We'll continue to remain online for the spring, with our guests and audiences drawn from across the country, engaging in crucial discussions about the struggle for Black freedom. Mark your calendars, tell your friends and colleagues, and join us for the conversation.


February 3rd - Black New York

-Tammy Brown on her book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

-Chris Hayes on his new book, The Harlem Uprising: Segregation and Inequality in Postwar New York City

-Ariella Rotramel on her book, Pushing Back: Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City

-Paula Marie Seniors on her book, Mae Mallory, the Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions: African American Women Radical Activists


March 3rd - Black Power Revisited

-Robin Hayes on her book, Love for Liberation: African Independence, Black Power, and a Diaspora Underground

-D'Weston Haywood on his book, Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

-Ed Onasci on his book, Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

-Monica White on her book, Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement


April 7th - Slavery, Capitalism, and Empire

-Justene Edwards on her book, Unfree Markets: The Slaves' Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina

-Adom Getachew on her book, Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-determination

-Peter Hudson on his book, Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

-Daniel Immerwahr on his book, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States


May 5th - Racism and Resistance in the Post Civil Rights Era

-Carol Anderson on her book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatefully Unequal America

-Elizabeth Hinton on her book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

-Emily Hobson on her book, Remaking Radicalism: A Grassroots Documentary Reader of the United States, 1973–2001

-Daniel Lucks on his book, Reconsidering Reagan: Racism, Republicans and the Road to Trump


June 2nd – Films of Black Struggle

-Tayo Giwa on his film, The Sun Rises in the East

-Cynthia Gordy Giwa on her film, The Sun Rises in the East

-Emma Francis-Snyder on her film, Takeover: How We Occupied a Hospital and Changed Public Health Care