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Radical Roots, Contested Place: African American and African Studies at U-M

Stephen M. Ward
Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:00-8:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Join the Bentley Historical Library for this "Making Michigan" webinar with U-M Professor Stephen Ward, who will discuss the impact of the Black Power movement and struggles around race, nationally and locally, at U-M during the 1960s and 1970s. You'll learn about the Black Action Movement (BAM I), an important moment in U-M's history of student activism. He'll also discuss the motivations and rationale for Black Studies as an academic discipline, and the origins of U-M's Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). The session will be moderated by Gary Krenz of the Bentley Historical Library.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, African American, african and african american studies, african and afroamerican studies, archives, bentley historical library, bentley library, black history, civil rights, Discussion, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, history, lecture, university history, university of michigan history
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Bentley Historical Library, Residential College, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, African Studies Center