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Celebrations of Black History Month at Reed College.

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    • Society & Culture

Celebrations of Black History Month at Reed College.

    Julian Bond: Reed College Black History Month 2007

    Julian Bond: Reed College Black History Month 2007

    A major leader of the American civil rights movement, Julian Bond has been at the forefront of social change for five decades. While a student at Morehouse College during the early 1960s, Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Harold Ford Jr. 2/2/08: Reed College Black History Month 2008

    Harold Ford Jr. 2/2/08: Reed College Black History Month 2008

    Harold Ford Jr. served Tennessee in the United States Congress for 10 years. He is chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, visiting professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University, and vice chairman of Merrill Lynch and Co.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mary Frances Berry 2/10/08: Reed College Black History Month 2008

    Mary Frances Berry 2/10/08: Reed College Black History Month 2008

    Professor Mary Frances Berry has been a pioneering intellectual, civil servant, and social critic for more than four decades. In the 1970s and 1980s, Berry served as assistant secretary for education in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; she served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1980 to 2004, and was chair for 11 years. A co-founder of the Free South Africa Movement, Berry is the author of seven books, including Long Memory: The Black Experience in America (with co-author John W. Blassingame). She is currently Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Angela Davis 2/21/09: Reed College Black History Month 2009

    Angela Davis 2/21/09: Reed College Black History Month 2009

    This year’s events honoring Black History Month at Reed celebrate music, political activism, and scholarship. The program, which is free and open to the public, opens February 6 and 7 with a master class and performance by award-winning composer and pianist Geri Allen. A second event, February 21, brings internationally known writer, scholar, and activist Angela Davis to campus. The program concludes with a lecture by historian Nell Irvin Painter on February 28.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Nell Painter 2/28/09: Reed College Black History Month 2009

    Nell Painter 2/28/09: Reed College Black History Month 2009

    This year’s events honoring Black History Month at Reed celebrate music, political activism, and scholarship. The program, which is free and open to the public, opens February 6 and 7 with a master class and performance by award-winning composer and pianist Geri Allen. A second event, February 21, brings internationally known writer, scholar, and activist Angela Davis to campus. The program concludes with a lecture by historian Nell Irvin Painter on February 28.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Peniel E. Joseph 2/27/2010: Reed College Black History Month 2010

    Peniel E. Joseph 2/27/2010: Reed College Black History Month 2010

    Peniel E. Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University, is the author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama (2010) and the award-winning Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006) as well as editor of Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level (2010) and The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era (2006). Joseph is the founder of a growing subfield in American history and Africana studies that he has characterized as “black power studies”—it connects grassroots activism to national struggles for black self-determination and international African independence movements. Joseph, who earned a PhD in American history at Temple University, is a frequent national commentator on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights; during the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, he provided historical commentary for the PBS NewsHour.

    • 50 min

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