The University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its annual public lecture and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party with guest lecturer Kathleen Neal Cleaver.
From 1967 to 1971, Cleaver was the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party, and the first woman member of its Central Committee. Cleaver is currently a professor at the Emory University School of Law where she lectures in legal history, civil rights history, and slavery and the anti-slavery movement, then and now.
The CSRPC lecture will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at International House – Assembly Hall 1414 E. 59th St.
During the lecture Cleaver will focus on the role of women in the Black Liberation Movement, then and now.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must register by ordering tickets at Eventbrite.com.