FUC 020: Stephen M. Ward - The Three Streams of Black Power and the Commitments of Black Studies

Start: Thursday, December 10, 202012:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)

End: Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)

Stephen M. Ward, Associate Professor in the Department of Afroamerican & African Studies and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, joins us for FUC 020.

Stephen is author of In Love and Struggle: James and Grace Lee Boggs and the Coming of Black Power (UNC Press, 2016), and editor of Pages from a Black Radical’s Notebook: A James Boggs Reader (Wayne State University Press, 2011). He is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, a community-based organization in Detroit.

His teaching and writing focus on two areas of recent American history. One is African American political thought and social movements, particularly the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The other area is the evolution of cities since World War II, with an emphasis on grassroots activism and community-based approaches to urban redevelopment.

Stephen also serves as the academic advisor and coordinator of the UMich Residental College’s Urban and Community Studies minor (UCS), which aims to facilitate students’ active engagement with local communities while fostering the integration of their practical experience with classroom instruction. In this role, he helped to establish the Semester in Detroit program.

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