Title: Fire in the Streets: The Rebellions of '67 Revisited
Fifty years ago, between April and September 1967, an astounding 164 African American-led rebellions shook US cities large and small. The long hot summer of ’67 constitutes one of the most significant insurrections in twentieth-century America, a moment in which the struggle for Black liberation reached an apogee, articulating itself with such force and clarity that it would forever change the fate of US cities, as well as the national discourse on race. This lecture focuses on the...
Postdoctoral Fellows Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Christopher Clements, Tejasvi Nagaraja, and Juliet Nebolon will offer brief presentations of their work, and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies.
Melissa Castillo-Garsow: “A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture”
Christopher Clements: “Akwesasne: Settler Colonialism and Everyday Life on the Northern Border”
Tejasvi Nagaraja: “Soldiers of the American Dream: War Work, Jim Crow and Popular Movements Amidst Global Militarization”
Title: “Things to be Forgetten: African American Family Histories, Silences, and the Historical Profession.” Presented by the Workshop on Imagining History, Doing Politics: The Uses and Disadvantages of the Past.