Community Conversations: Racial Coalition Politics
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos raised their fist in a black-power salute during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. October 16, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of this peaceful protest that shocked the world and its legacy is reflected today with similar protest by professional athletes.
Dr. Jakobi Williams is the author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago published in 2013 by the University of North Carolina Press under its prestigious John Hope Franklin Series will lead a conversation on the concept of racial coalition politics and its relevancy.
Dr. Williams was born and raised on the south side of Chicago (Englewood). Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, he served as an associate professor of History at the University of Kentucky, an adjunct professor at UCLA, and spent one year as a Chancellor Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Williams’ research interests are centered on questions of resistance and the social justice revolutions found within the historic African American community.
In partnership with the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati and Union Institute & University, join us for this meaningful conversation as we explore the past and present climate of racial coalition politics.