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Africana Research Center: Dr. Shannon King, “Strong People Don’t Need Strong Leaders”

Movement strategies on professional development in the neoliberal era. 

Shannon King is an historian of the black freedom struggle outside the South, particularly New York City during the first half of the twentieth century, and is the author of Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway? (NYU Press 2015). His work has appeared in the Journal of African American HistoryJournal of Urban History, and Reviews in American History; and essays in Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights MovementThe Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North, and Escape from New York!

Dr. King’s teaching interests are largely about the Black Freedom Struggle, urban and social history, gender and women’s history, carceral studies, and racial capitalism. His research interests lie mainly in Black politics outside the South, political economy and capitalism, social movements, and community politics.

This event also has a Zoom option. Please RSVP to to let us know if you will be attending in person or virtually. A Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event to all those attending virtually. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Willard Building, 334

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