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We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

Dr. Akinyele Umoja

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
CMU 120

In this lecture, Akinyele Omowale Umoja discusses the critical role of armed resistance to the Southern freedom struggle and the dismantling of segregation and Black disenfranchisement.

Dr. Umoja is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African American studies at Georgia State University, where he teaches courses on the history of the civil rights and Black Power movements and other social movements. He has been a community activist for over 40 years. He would do a campus talk based on his book, "We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement." “We Will Shoot Back,” is the winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies.

Sponsored by the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, Communication, and History; Comparative History of Ideas and Honors Programs; Samuel E. Kelley Ethnic Cultural Center; Diversity Research Institute; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.