Friday, January 31, 2014
Reception: Noon – 1P.M.
Lecture: 1-2 P.M.
Located in PL-4005
Exhibit will be on display from 1/2 – 1/31
Complimentary Parking Available (See Kiosk)
During the 1950s and 1960s, the United States of American witnessed an uprising of its citizens. Fairness and equal rights were on the minds of many, and government officials had a choice to make—steady as you go, or change course towards the future. This pictorial of primary source documents printed from 1959-1979 portrays the evolution from Negro segregation to integration and the growth of the black community.
The exhibit and the lecture will highlight some of the minor stories published in Jet and Ebony that may not have made it into the history books we now study. Who are these unsung heroes that changed the direction of the United States forever?
Anthony S. Blacksher is a Ph.D student in Cultural Studies whose research interests include spoken word and slam poetry, racial and ethnic identity, hip-hop, and the Black Arts Movement. At California State University San Marcos, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and master’s in Sociological Practices. The accomplished poet co-founded Collective Purpose, which continues to host the largest poetry reading in San Diego. A three-time member of the San Diego Slam Team, his 2013 group finished 4th at the National Poetry Slam. He has also helped stage two full-length performances, The Movement and Hip-Hop Saved My Life. Along with being a graduate student, he is currently an adjunct professor of Sociology at MiraCosta College.