The East Side Freedom Library and the University of St. Thomas invite you to a special conversation:
Black Panther: The Revolution Will Be Televised
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5PM
The movie BLACK PANTHER has swept the country, even the world, by storm. Not only has it provided new representations of Black women and men and new stories about the past, present, and future of the African diaspora, but it has generated intensive conversations about a wide range of topics and themes. With generous support from the University of St. Thomas, the East Side Freedom Library is excited to offer our communities access to a great conversation provoked by the film.
This conversation will bring together our country’s two leading scholars on the history, relevance, and continued importance of the Black Panthers. Dr. Yohuru R. Williams is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at the
University of St. Thomas. His books include THE BLACK PANTHERS, RETHINKING THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT, and BLACK POLITICS/WHITE POWER. Dr. Peniel Joseph is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas. His books include WAITING FOR THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, DARKER DAYS, BRIGHT LIGHTS: FROM BLACK POWER TO BARACK OBAMA, and STOKELY: A LIFE.
Together, they will discuss the political history behind the blockbuster film, and they will link the acclaimed film and its themes of activism, ancestry and injustice to the similar struggles addressed by the Black Panthers historically.
Free and open to all
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.
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