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Jeffrey Perry to give Africana Studies lecture, February 18
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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
(973) 275-5881


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