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
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.
Cost: Free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase and author signing.
Parking is available for $8 in lot 2.
For more information please contact
Bunche Center for African American Studies