September 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Costa Lecture | Black Power Movement in Age of Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, Sept. 10

Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University, delivers the 38th Annual Costa Lecture in History on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Galbreath Chapel.

His talk is on “Reimagining the Black Power Movement in the Age of Obama and Black Lives Matter.”

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

A leading scholar in U.S. and African American history, with a focus on Black Power studies, Joseph is the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. He has been a frequent national commentator on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights, with public appearances on C-SPAN’s Book TV, NPR , PBS’s NewsHour, and The Colbert Report.

Joseph’s talk will examine the way in which new scholarship on the Black Power movement has fundamentally altered the study of postwar U.S. and global history. In the process, Black Power studies offers illuminating historical insights as well as an entree into contemporary racial justice issues related to mass incarceration, quality education, ending unemployment, the impact of racial segregation, and the New Jim Crow writ large.

Joseph also will lead a seminar with graduate students in History and International Studies, as well as advanced undergraduate majors in African American Studies on Friday, Sept. 11, at noon in Bentley Annex 402. Participants will have the chance to discuss Joseph’s latest book, Stokely: A Life, a historical biography of the charismatic and controversial black activist Stokely Carmichael.

The Costa Lecture is annual lecture organized by the History Department. This event is free and open to the public.


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