Talk: 'Assata Shakur as the Soul of Black Resistance' by Amilcar Shabazz
October 18, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Integrated Sciences Building
UMass Amherst Campus
Amilcar Shabazz, professor of history and Africana studies in the W.E.B. Du Bois department of Afro-American Studies, speaks on “Assata Shakur as the Soul of Black Resistance.”
The lecture is part of a larger project on revolutionary art, ideas and activism of people of African descent in the Americas since 1979.
A member of the faculty since 2007, Shabazz served as the department’s seventh chair from 2007-12, and again since 2016 for an interim period. From 2013-16, he served as faculty advisor to the chancellor for diversity and excellence.
His research and teaching focuses on organized as well as autonomous political struggles of people of African descent especially in the Old South and New England sections of North American.
His published books include “Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas,” which won the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award and other recognitions, as well as “The Forty Acres Documents,” one of the earliest scholarly works in the modern movement for reparations for slavery and the racial oppression of people of African descent in North America.
Refreshments will be served.
The lecture is part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series, where distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.