The Department of Africana Studies continues its Writer/Speaker
Series by hosting its first guest of the spring 2009 semester,
independent author and scholar, Jeffrey B. Perry. Dr. Perry's lecture
is called “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.”
The event will take place on February 18, 2009 at 4:00-6:30 pm in Beck
A, B, C.
An independent working class scholar, Jeffrey B. Perry worked for over
30 years in the union movement. He was a long-time activist, elected
union officer with Local 300, and editor for the National Postal Mail
Handlers Union. He was formally educated at Princeton, where he
received a B.A. in Psychology; at Rutgers, where he received a MA in
Labor Studies and at Columbia University, where he received a M.Phil.
and a Ph.D. in American History.
Perry persevered and inventoried the Hubert H. Harris's papers, now at
Columbia's University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and is the
editor of A Hubert Harrison Reader. He is also the literary
executor of Theodore W. Allen (author of the Invention of the White
Race) and edited and introduced Allen's Class Struggle and the
Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race.
Perry will discuss and share slide presentations on his book Hubert
Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Simone A. James Alexander Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies