Join us for MAAHMG Black History Month Conversations.
Dr. Yohuru Williams will present an engaging discussion that explores the Black Liberation Movement, its catalysts and leaders in Minnesota. Also, the connection between events in 1975 and the racial reckoning of 2020, and the goals, strategies and challenges for Black self-determination.
The doors open at 5:30 pm followed by Dr. Williams’ talk from 5:45 – 7 pm. Visitors can arrive early and view exhibits on display in the museum. Admission to the museum and this event is free and open to the public. There is free parking in the ramp attached to the building. This event is part of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) Black History Month Conversations.
Dr. Williams is Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas. He received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998. Dr. Williams is the author of several books including: “Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven” (Blackwell, 2006); “Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement” (Routledge, 2015); and “Teaching beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies” (Corwin Press, 2008).
Dr. Williams has served as the editor of several publications, written several scholarly articles and has appeared on a variety of local and national radio and television programs.