February 4, 2021 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join a conversation about new books exploring the life and legacies of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Gwen Patton, and Julian Bond.
New scholarship is deepening our understanding of both well-known and lesser-known activists in the Civil Rights Movement. In this discussion, Ashley Farmer, Peniel Joseph and Pam Horowitz will discuss their research related to the legacies of civil rights activists Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Gwen Patton, and Julian Bond.
The discussion features authors Ashley Farmer (Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era) talking about a new posthumously published memoir by Gwen Patton (My Race to Freedom: A Life in the Civil Rights Movement), Pam Horowitz will speak about a new collection of Julian Bond’s writings, to which she wrote the forward (Julian Bond’s Time to Teach), and Peniel Joseph (The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.).
The talk is part of the Schomburg Center’s Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series.