[sixties-l] Black Panther History Conference Call for Papers

From: Jama Lazerow (jlazerow@wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 30 2002 - 11:13:50 EDT

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    Call for Papers: The Black Panther Party and the American Historical
    Perspective.

    Black Panther Party in Historical Perspective Conference
    Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, June 11-13, 2003

    Thirty five years after its founding, the Black Panther Party continues
    to be ignored by the scholars most qualified to make sense of it --
    namely, historians in the academy. This conference seeks to redress this
    imbalance in American historiography by bringing together historians to
    consider the impact and significance of the Black Panther Party. The
    conference organizers hope to move beyond the traditional focus on
    Oakland, California, and the celebrated trials of a few leaders, and
    look at the Panthers as a multi-dimensional national (and international)
    phenomenon, with roots and diverse experiences in many communities, in
    an effort to place them into the larger historical framework of the
    civil rights movement, black power movement, and the 1960's retreat from
    liberalism. We seek papers dealing with, but not limited to: 1. How
    historians have interpreted the Party; 2. What the Black Panther Party
    looked like in different locations and what problems it addressed in
    different parts of the country; 3. How the Panthers evolved over time;
    4. The significance of the Party in the history of Sixties movements,
    black radicalism, Afro-America, and American history generally. We
    especially encourage graduate students and recent PhD^s to contribute.
    We will consider both papers and complete panels.
    One-page abstracts and cv should be sent by October 15, 2002 to

      Dr. Jama Lazerow, Conference Coordinator, Department of Arts and
    Sciences, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215-4176;
    Tel.: (617) 879-2180 Fax: (617) 879-2349
    Email: jlazerow@wheelock.edu
     or Dr. Yohuru Williams, Associate Coordinator, Department of History,
    Delaware State University; Tel.: (302) 857-6630
    Email: ywilliam@dsc.edu

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