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The Young Lords: A Radical History
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
By Johanna Fernández is an assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York and editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Moderated by Ayanna Legros, Duke History. Against the backdrop of America's escalating urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city's racist policies and contempt for the poor. The group called itself the Young Lords. -- The John Hope Franklin Center (JHFC) and the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) are launching the 2020/2021 Wednesdays at the Center series virtually. The Wednesdays at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center, and the international area study centers in DUCIGS have worked in the past to address issues of racism, inequality, and marginalization both globally and locally. This year, we will intensify our focus on anti-racism under the rubric: JHF | Global Anti-Racism (histories of action). If you require closed captioning to access the material in our event, please email Meredith Watkins (email@example.com).