Sat, Dec 28 | Sankofa

Book discussion and signing with Joshua Myers

The Howard University protests from the perspective and worldview of its participants.
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Book discussion and signing with Joshua Myers

Time & Location

Dec 28, 2019, 3:00 PM
Sankofa, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

About The Event

 The Howard University protests from the perspective and worldview of its participants.

We Are Worth Fighting For is the first history of the 1989 Howard University protest. The three-day occupation of the university’s Administration Building was a continuation of the student movements of the sixties and a unique challenge to the politics of the eighties. Upset at the university’s appointment of the Republican strategist Lee Atwater to the Board of Trustees, students forced the issue by shutting down the operations of the university. The protest, inspired in part by the emergence of “conscious” hip hop, helped to build support for the idea of student governance and drew upon a resurgent black nationalist ethos. 

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