Avery Research Center’s Black Power Conference, September 21-22, 2012

In conjunction with the Jubilee Project, the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will host a conference entitled “The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the Twentieth Century and Beyond.”  The conference will feature speakers and panels challenging the negative connotations associated with the black power movement, both during and after the Civil Rights Movement, and revealing the positive impact the phenomenon had upon the nation’s struggle for equality. Speakers from a wide range of institutions will discuss the movement in various contexts–spanning the gamut from historical mythology to modern-day politics–over the course of the two-day conference.

Registration is required for the event and is accessible through the conference’s website, http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/black-power-conference/.  For more information, contact Dr. Robert Chase, the event’s organizer, at chasert@cofc.edu or (843) 953-7607.  Also see The Post and Courier’s recent article discussing the conference and the historical contexts surrounding the black power movement, “Black Power and its impact topic of Avery Center Conference.”

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