Book Talk: Robyn C. Spencer on The Revolution Has Come
Robyn C. Spencer will discuss her new book The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland (Duke University Press, 2016) on Tuesday, January 31 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.
Robyn C. Spencer is a historian at Lehman College – City University of New York, who focuses on Black social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. Her writings on the Black Panther Party have appeared in the Journal of Women’s History, Souls, Radical Teacher and several collections of essays on the 1960s.
In 2016-17 she received a Mellon fellowship at Yale University to work on her second book project, “To Build the World Anew: Black Liberation Politics and the Movement Against the Vietnam War.” Professor Spencer is a committed activist and participates in many community education initiatives aimed at bringing the history of the Black Power movement to community based spaces.
Copies of The Revolution Has Come will be available for purchase.
RSVP: email tamiment.events[at]nyu.edu with guest name(s) & title of event.