Black History Month PresentationEvent Details: 6:00 p.m., February 10, Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103
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.