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Black Power Talk with Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Location: Multi-purpose room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
University of Maryland
Time: 5:30 pm—6:45 pm

In Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama, acclaimed historian Peniel E. Joseph tests the pat assumptions that many people have about the Black Power and civil rights movements.

While many people point to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination or end of the era, Joseph
counters that it was only the beginning, and that it opened the doors for increased activism, fueled by radical democ-
ratic impulses that had previously been held in check. Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University
and the author of Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour. He is the recipient of fellowships Harvard University’s Charles
Warren Center, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation, and his work has
appeared in The New York Times, The Chronicle Review, The Journal of American History, and American Historical
Review.

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