SUNY Geneseo is hosting a conference, “Local Studies, a National Movement: Toward a Historiography of the Black Freedom Movement,” from Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26, 2006. The conference includes:
Keynote addresses on Friday afternoon and Saturday by:
John Dittmer, “Southern Community Studies and Their Critics”
Charles Payne, “Why Study the Movement?”
Panels on Friday afternoon and Saturday:
"Local Studies: What Do They Tell Us? Why Do They Matter?"
"Moving Beyond Dichotomies: Reframing Nonviolence vs. Violence, Integration vs. Nationalism, and Civil Rights vs. Black Power"
"Women, Gender, and Leadership”
Teaching workshop on Sunday morning, with an emphasis on the organizing tradition and self-defense.
In addition to Charles Payne, Duke University, and John Dittmer, professor emeritus, DePauw University, confirmed participants include: Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College; Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Ohio State University; Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College; Robyn Spencer, Penn State University; Todd Moye, University of North Texas; Wesley Hogan, Virginia State University; and Emilye Crosby, Geneseo College, SUNY.
Geneseo is located about a half hour south of Rochester, NY. This conference is sponsored in part by the Conversations in the Disciplines Program of the State University of New York.
For more information, contact Emilye Crosby, History Department, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454; Crosby@geneseo.edu; 585-245-5374. Additional information and a complete program will be available soon at: http://www.geneseo.edu/~history/conversation.htm
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