Resistance Studies Initiative - Assata Shakur as the Soul of Black Resistance

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Integrated Science Building (ISB) Room 145

Amilcar Shabazz will present as part of the Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series. Refreshments will be served.

About Amilcar Shabazz

Shabaz is Professor of History and Africana Studies in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies since 2007, Shabazz served as the department’s seventh chair from 2007 to 2012, and again since 2016 for an interim period. From 2013 to 2016, 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 AdvancinDemocracyAfrican Americans and theStruggle 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.

His lecture “Assata Shakur as the Soul of Black Resistance” is part of larger project on revolutionary art, ideas, and activism of people of African descent in the Americas since 1979.