The Public is Invited to hear Dr. Yohuru Williams discuss his new book, "Rethinking The Black Freedom Movement"

For my friends in CT if you are free on Wednesday April 13, come out and hear me talk about my new book Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.
cas_as_williamsYohuru WilliamsRethinking the Black Freedom Movement (American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century)
Dolan School of Business Dining Room – Fairfield University
The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru Williams has synthesized the complex history of this period into a clear and compelling narrative. Considering both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements as distinct but overlapping elements of the Black Freedom struggle, Williams looks at the impact of the struggle for Black civil rights on housing, transportation, education, labor, voting rights, culture, and more, and places the activism of the 1950s and 60s within the context of a much longer tradition reaching from Reconstruction to the present day.
Dr. Yohuru Williams is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Fairfield University
This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Program in Black Studies: Africa and the Diaspora.