Resistance Under the Crown: Black Education and Radical Activism in Britain, 1965-1988 feat. Dr. Richard D. Benson II
|Starts:||16:00 10 Jul 2018|
|Ends:||18:00 10 Jul 2018|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Richard D. Benson II|
A public talk delivered by Dr. Richard D. Benson II (Spelman College) titled 'Resistance Under the Crown: Black Education and Radical Activism in Britain, 1965-1988.' This event is jointly organised by the History Research Seminar and the Race, Roots & Resistance Collective.
Speaker Bio: Richard D. Benson II is a historian specializing in education, the Black Freedom Movement and transnational social movements. He completed a PhD in Educational Policy Studies specializing in the history of education at the University of Illinois. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. He has received a number of grants and awards including the UNCF/Mellon International Faculty Residency, the New York Public Library Fellowship and the UMass Amherst W. E. B. Du Bois Visiting Scholars Fellowship. He is the award-winning author of Fighting for our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973 (Peter Lang Publishing, 2015),which is a text that examines the linkages and inter-generational continuity of the Black Freedom Movement that evolved from the social pedagogy and political influences of Malcolm X. Dr. Benson is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, Funding the Revolution: Black Power, White Church Money, and the Financial Architects of Black Radicalism 1966-1976 (State University of New York Press, 2018). Benson is also currently working on manuscript on the Black freedom struggle in the United Kingdom entitled, Resistance Under the Crown: Black Education, Protest and Radical Activism in Britain 1965 - 1988.
Dr Richard D. Benson II
Organisation: Spelman College
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