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And Still We Rise: A New Generation of Black Students Arises for a New Time?

And Still We Rise: A New Generation of Black Students Arises for a New Time?
22 Russell Street, Room 1050, Earth Sciences Centre
Time: Feb 26th, 6:30 pm End: Feb 26th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, United States Studies, Political Science, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Geography & Planning (FAS), Education, Diaspora/Transnational, Canada, African, 2000-
Lecture by Robert A. Hill, UCLA

The Centre for the Study of the United States presents:

And Still We Rise: A New Generation of Black Students Arises for a New Time

ROBERT A. HILL, a Jamaican, has been a life-long historian of Black Radicalism and the worldwide Garvey movement, of which he is considered a leading authority.

A graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of the West Indies, he is Research Professor of History at UCLA and Editor in Chief of the multivolume edition of The Marcus Garvey & Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, a multi-volume long-term research project of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA. Hill played an active role in organizing the nascent West Indian student movement in Canada in the 1960s and together with Walter Rodney attended and spoke at the historic Black Writers' Congress in Montreal in 1968. Following Rodney's deportation from Jamaica in October 1968, Hill became secretary and editor of The Abeng newspaper, and was active in the Caribbean-wide movement for Black Power. He moved to the U.S. in 1970-1971, and since then he has taught at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, and UCLA. He was awarded Jamaica's prestigious Gold Musgrave Medal for Distinguished Contribution to History. A compiler and editor of numerous historical editions, including Marcus Garvey's The Black Man; Cyril V. Briggs's The Crusader; The FBI's RACON [Racial Conditions in America]; and George P. Schuyler's Black Empire and Ethiopian Stories, Professor Hill is also the Literary Executor of the Estate of C. L. R. James, and the editor of the multi-volume edition of The C. L. R. James Archives, published by Duke University Press.

Sponsors

Caribbean Studies at New College

Co-Sponsors

Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto

African Studies

Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Canadian Studies

Department of Geography & Planning

New College Initiatives Fund

Department of History

Department of Political Science

Social Justice Education

Equity Studies

 

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact Stella Kyriakakis at 416-946-8972.

 


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