Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff1
Distinguished Black Power historian to present lecture at Zion Baptist Church
Dr. Peniel Joseph, known as a “dean of black power studies,” will present a free public lecture to the community on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street.
The presentation is sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, in conjunction with the Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, April 2-4.
Joseph’s latest book is Stokely: A Life. He is also author of Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. The distinguished Tufts University scholar has asked historians to examine how black power “sought to reshape long-standing notions of citizenship, identity, and democracy.”
Dr. Joseph is a frequent observer on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights. His commentary has been featured on National Public Radio, The Colbert Report, PBS, and MSNBC and his articles, op-eds, and book reviews have been published in newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Times.