The Cross Cultural Center and the department of history will sponsor presentation for Black History Month entitled "Civil Rights and Class in Postwar St. Louis: The Role of the Border in Black Freedom Studies."
The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Busch Student Center Ballroom 172 and features Clarence Lang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in African American studies, and the department of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lang examines the importance of the black freedom struggle in St. Louis and in the urban Midwest during the civil rights movement. The presentation also challenges the idea that north/south regional distinctions have no explanatory power in studies of post-war black social movements.
Immediately following the presentation, Lang will have a book signing for Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggles, 1936-1975.
The event is open to the public.