Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues | A Crucible Moment for Race in America: The Crisis of Racial Capitalism and the Challenge of the Movement for Black Lives
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Anti-Blackness: Difficult Dialogues
A Crucible Moment for Race in America: The Crisis of Racial Capitalism and the Challenge of the Movement for Black Lives
by Barbara Ransby
Wednesday, January 13
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
About the Speaker: Dr. Barbara Ransby is Distinguished Professor, in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between academics and community organizers doing work on social justice. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where she was a Mellon Fellow. Dr. Barbara Ransby is the author of two award- winning books: Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (University of North Carolina Press,2003); and Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson (Yale University Press, 2013,). Dr. Ransby is not only a historian and writer but also a longtime activist. She was deeply involved in the anti-Apartheid/Free South Africa movement in the 1980s and later co-founded a number of organizations that advance social and racial justice.