Announcing our fall 2023 season!

August 25, 2023

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies is back with an exciting season of events!

We will begin the season on Thursday October 5th at 6 PM with an in person screening of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks at the Schomburg Center followed by a discussion with author Jeanne Theoharis and director Yoruba Richen moderated by Robyn C. Spencer-Antoine.

The season will continue with a virtual conversation on November 2nd at 6:30 PM on the politics of political repression. Charisse Burden-Stelly will discuss her brand new book Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States, Lerone Martin will present on The Gospel of J.Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism, and Adam Elliott-Cooper will share research from his brilliant study Black Resistance to British Policing.

On December 7th at 6:30 PM, Tanisha Ford, Shennette Garrett Scott, and Crystal Moten will join us for a virtual event on Black women and economic self determination. They will share work from their respective books: Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement, Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal, and Continually Working: Black Women, Community Intellectualism, and Economic Justice in Postwar Milwaukee.

Our season will conclude on January 4th at 6:30 PM with a virtual event on new perspectives on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. SNCC organizer and scholar Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons will share work related to her article “Martin Luther King Jr. Revisited: A Black Power Feminist Pays Homage to the King," Jonathan Eig will present his biography King: A Life, and Brandon Terry will discuss To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.