“The Black Panther Party and Radical Resistance in the 1960s”
Robyn C. Spencer
Lehman College, CUNY
Thursday, March 8, 2018
at 4:00pm in 1008 Humanities
As one of the leading organizations of the Black Power movement the Black Panther Party articulated a radical anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist critique. This talk considers the Panthers organizational evolution, political strategies and the role of Black women as leaders and strategists.
Robyn C. Spencer is a historian that focuses on Black social protest after World War II, radicalism, and gender. She teaches at Lehman College, CUNY and the Graduate Center. Her first book The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland was published in 2016.