Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America


The Bunche Center for African American Studies presents Peniel E. Joseph for a discussion of Black Power, followed by a book signing.


Friday, November 17, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
135 Haines Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour re-imagines the Black Power Movement, beginning a decade before Stokely Carmichael's defiant call for "Black Power!" in the stiffling heat of Mississippi in the late spring of 1966.  Along the way readers are introduced to a cast of historical characters that are international in scope.  These include William Worthy, Dan Watts, Albert Cleage and James Baldwin.  Malcolm X was the common denominator that united black radicals from far-flung corners of the nation.  Covering the years 1955-1975, Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour is a sweeping reinterpretation of the Black Power Movement.  On virtually every single page, the narrative uncovers buried intimacies of a tumultuous era.

Peniel E. Joseph is assistant professor, Africana Studies, The State University of New York--Stony Brook.

Special Instructions

Parking is available for $8 in lot 2.


Cost : Free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase and author signing.

For more information please contact:

Bunche Center for African American Studies

Tel: 310-825-7403

www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu