Book Discussion and Signing Set With 'Black Power'
Author O.G. Ogbar
Jeffery O.G. Ogbar, author of Black Power: Radical
Politics and African American Identity, will present a
lecture and book signing from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May
6, at the Olin Auditorium, Homewood campus. Published by
the Johns Hopkins
University Press in 2004, this fresh study of the Black
Power movement draws on research and interviews with key
civil rights leaders and reveals a civil rights movement in
which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and
black nationalism marched side by side.
Ogbar, an associate professor of history at the
University of Connecticut, argues that Black Power had more
lasting cultural consequences among African-Americans and
others than did the civil rights movement, engendering
minority pride and influencing the political, cultural and
religious spheres of mainstream African-American life for
the next three decades.
The reception and book signing begin at 4:30 p.m.,
followed by the lecture at 5:15 p.m. Books will be
available at a discount, courtesy of the Press. This event
is co-sponsored by the
and Staff Association, the Johns Hopkins University
Press, the Sheridan
Libraries, the Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences and the
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
This event complements the exhibition Legacy:
Understanding Black Power Forty Years Later, which runs
through June 15 on the main level of the Milton S.
Eisenhower Library. Exhibit hours are Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.
to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight through May 15
(Sundays thereafter, noon to midnight).
Excerpts from the exhibit are on the Web at
www.jhu.edu/~bfsa/bpexhibit. For information, contact
Sharon Morris at 410-516-4368.
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