Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Conference on 1960s social movements to begin next week - via the Dartmouth

Beginning next Wednesday, Dartmouth will host a two-day lecture series as part of a conference titled “Reflections on the Afterlives of 1969.”

The series of talks, which will feature speeches from professors at Yale University, The Free University of Berlin and several other institutions, will address a range of topics including student activism, black political thought, anti-Vietnam war protests and the implications of 1960s social movements on the world today.

The two-day lecture series will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with a speech by Anthony Bogues, the director of the center of the study of slavery and justice at Brown University.

Bogues will present a lecture entitled “From Black Radical Tradition to Black Critique: Critical Thought in Our Troubled Times,” in which he will discuss the underpinnings of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and assess the trajectory of black political thought over the past 50 years.

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