Prof. Bill Strickland on Malcolm X, 4.20.2011

Posted: April 26, 2011 by trggradio in Uncategorized


Moderated by Dr. Zebulon Miletsky, Assistant Professor of Black Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Professor Bill Strickland teaches political science in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also the Director of the Du Bois Papers Collection. Professor Strickland is a founding member of the independent black think tank, the Institute of the Black World, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Strickland was a consultant to both series of the prize-winning documentary on the civil rights movement, Eyes on the Prize , and the senior consultant on the PBS documentary, Malcolm X : Make It Plain. He also wrote the companion book. Bill Strickland was head of the Northern Student Movement, which was the Northern counterpart to SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee). One of his accomplishments while serving in that position was arranging a meeting between Malcolm X and Fannie Lou Hamer when the MFDP (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party) came to Harlem. Strickland has been a sharp and caustic critic of American racism and imperialism, through his work as a Political Scientist and Historian. He is in the best tradition of Black Studies, the movement veteran and intellectual scholar/professor, engaged in the struggle while simultaneously providing the highest level of analysis on most any topic in the field.

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  1. lucinda ealy says:

    Where’s the link for 4/20/11 with Profs. Strickland and Zeb?

    • trggradio says:

      Hi Lucinda, It’s still on the home page. It’s a video montage accompanied by Strickland’s talk. You can play it (listen) right from the home page. We are currently uploading Strickland’s visit to the show last Friday (5/13). Stay tuned. Thanks for checking in. Peace.

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