Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the Lecture:
Seminal Twentieth-century African American Freedom Struggles include the important yet relatively unknown series of southern African American street boycotts in the early twentieth century as well as the iconic Civil Rights – Black Power insurgency (1935-1975). In this lecture, Martin will first examine why and how these foundational struggles proved essential to the formation of the modern African American Freedom Movement. Second, he will examine the centrality of the modern African American Freedom Movement to both the development of the modern United States and the modern world.

This Moses lecture is part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act. To learn more about UC Berkley’s initiative, visit 400years.berkeley.edu.

About Waldo E. Martin, Jr.:
Waldo E. Martin, Jr. is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a prolific writer. He is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (2005), as well as Brown v. Board of Education: A Short History With Documents (1998) and The Mind of Frederick Douglass (1985). He is a coauthor, with Mia Bay and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012) and, with Joshua Bloom, of Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (2013). With Patricia A. Sullivan, he coedited Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (2000). Aspects of the modern African American freedom struggle and the history of modern social movements unite his current research and writing interests. He is currently completing “A Change is Gonna Come: The Cultural Politics of the Black Freedom Struggle and the Making of Modern America.”

Professor Martin received his B.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Among his numerous professional affiliations and achievements, Dr. Martin is a member of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and has been a Distinguished OAH Lecturer since 2005.

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