Melissa Harris-Lacewell on Bayard Rustin
An associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, Harris-Lacewell is author of the award-winning âBarbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought.â? Her writings have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, and she provides commentary for NBC network and cable news. Harris-Lacewell will speak about Bayard Rustin, the American civil rights activist who was important, largely behind the scenes, in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and earlier. Rustin is credited as the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, and he counseled Martin Luther King, Jr. on the techniques of nonviolent resistance.
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Location: Princeton Public Library, Community Room
Date/Time: 11/03/10 at 7:30 pm - 11/03/10 at 9:00 pm
Category: General Events
Department: Graduate School Office