Past Event

Writing the Black Freedom Struggle in the Midwest

A Road Scholar Program by Clarence Lang

Using his work on St. Louis, Missouri as a starting point, as well as incorporating narratives about Chicago and Detroit, Dr. Lang examines the importance of local narratives of black freedom struggle in the urban Midwest to our overall understanding of the post-World War II Civil Rights Movement. While taking issue with long-standing depictions of the movement as a southern phenomenon, this presentation also challenges the idea that North/South regional distinctions have no explanatory power in studies of postwar black social movements.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Tim Engles, 217.581.6316.