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Historical Studies Program and Africana Studies Program Present

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Black Power on the Inside: African Americans and Africa in the Radical 1980s
Olin, Room 102
5:30 pm
Dr. Benjamin A. Talton
Associate Professor, Temple University

The 1980s was the highpoint of African American political power and direct political engagement with Africa.    A small group of African American lawmakers in the 1980s brought the radical activism of the 1960s and early 1970s to Congress.  Through their protests, legislation and coalition building African Americans achieved their greatest influence on U.S. foreign policy in U.S. history.  Within this brief political moment, their efforts helped transform the relationship between the United States and Africa.  ​

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Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102