You are warmly invited to attend the latest session in the Cultural Histories at Kingston seminar series, organized by the History team at Kingston University, which will be a talk by Dr. Tom Davies, Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sussex, on the theme of:
Mainstreaming Black Power
Dr. Davies will discuss the research he conducted for his recent award-winning book Mainstreaming Black Power (University of California Press, 2017). In this important contribution to the historiography on American history and politics, Dr. Davies explores the idea that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. He revisits the story of the USA in the 1960s and 1970s, especially Black Power activists in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, and shows persuasively that white power structures did engage with black power in specific ways. However, those ways tended to ultimately reinforce, rather than seriously challenge, existing racial, class and gender hierarchies in the USA.
The event will take place on:
Wednesday, 27th February, 2019
John Galsworthy Building, Room JG3001
Penrhyn Road campus,
Drinks and nibbles will be served.