Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5pm EDT | 2pm PDT
The social movements of today build on a long legacy of movements dating to the country’s formation, Reconstruction, and twentieth-century civil rights era. How does the current movement compare with those preceding it, and how useful are the comparisons? How have struggles extending from abolition to Black Lives Matter intersected with institutional and electoral politics, the evolving roles of women and youth generations, other contemporaneous social movements, and the prevailing culture? What conditions and alignments will help shift momentum from the status quo to the pursuit of a more equitable, inclusive, and moral political economy?
Join Clayborne Carson, Douglas McAdam, and Brenda Stevenson in conversation with Xavier de Souza Briggs as they explore how insights from America’s distant and near past can inform the possibilities for durable, transformational change in our time.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History; Ronnie Lott Founding Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University; CASBS fellow, 1993–94
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Stanford University; CASBS director, 2001–05; CASBS fellow, 1991–92, 1997–98
Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History, Professor of African American Studies, UCLA; CASBS fellow, 2016–17; NHC Fellow, 2015–16
Xavier de Souza Briggs
Distinguished Visiting Professor, New York University; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Member, CASBS board of directors