Panel - "Reunion: Reflections on the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement"

Sponsored by: CAUSE, Black Graduate Students Organization

Three veterans of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement, including author, Dr. Ralph Proctor, will share memories of the Pittsburgh movement, the targets, the demonstrations, the methodology and the results. They will also share whether they think Pittsburgh has changed, as a result of the Movement, and whether changes were permanent or temporary. Ample time will be allowed for questions and answers.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Reception 5:30pm
Panel discussion 6:00-7:30pm
Hamburg Hall 1000

Contact Hikari Aday (412) 268-8928 for details about the event.

 

 

 

XXth annual E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture

Joe W. Trotter, Jr.
Carnegie Mellon University

“‘The History That Doesn't Go Away’: African American Urban Life and Labor Since the Atlantic Slave Trade”

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). His books include Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45 (University of Illinois Press, 1985); Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, 1915-32 (University of Illinois Press, 1990); River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley (University Press of Kentucky, 1998); and (with Jared Day) Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). He is currently completing a synthesis of black urban workers from the colonial era to the present, from which his lecture will be drawn.

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
157 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

For more information contact:
Marcus Rediker
Department of History
(412) 648-7477
marcusrediker@yahoo.com

2013-2014 Speakers Series

Speakers Series | The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy presents:

CAUSE Speakers Series Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 2013
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Schatz Dining Hall, University Center

RSVP by September 12, 2013. Contact Hikari Aday

Clement A. Price
Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
“When the Margin Becomes the Center: African American History and the Public Transformation of History, Memory and Place”
October 11, 2013
Refreshments 4:30, Lecture & Discussion 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Cheryl D.Hicks
Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935”
Refreshments 4:30, Lecture & Discussion 5 - 6:30 p.m.
November 22, 2013
Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Stephanie L. Batiste
Associate Professor of English and Black Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara
“Dark Reflections of Power: Black Performance Culture and the End of Subversion”
February 21, 2014
Refreshments 4:30, Lecture & Discussion 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Michael Katz - Lecture Cancelled
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at University of Pennsylvania.
“Why Don’t American Cities Burn Very Often?”
March 21, 2014 - Lecture Cancelled

Chisato Hotta
2013-2014 Post-doctoral Fellow in the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon University
“Beyond National and Racial Boundaries: The Korean Experience in Osaka and the African American Experience in Chicago, 1920-1945”
April 25, 2014
Refreshments 4:30, Lecture & Discussion 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53