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Blair Imani: Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration & Black Dream

Date:
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Location Details:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

BLAIR IMANI
MAKING OUR WAY HOME: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream
With Davey D

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events

Over the course of six decades an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the south and spread across the nation in search of a better life. This migration sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes throughout twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani portrays the largely overlooked impact of the Great Migration and how it affected - and continues to affect - not only Black identity, but this nation as a whole...Making Our Way Home explores issues such as voting rights, domestic terrorism and segregation, along with the flourishing of arts and culture, new activism, and civil rights. She shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of such prominent figures as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger narrative to create a truly unique record of this magnificent journey.

Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018), she focuses on women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community.

Davey D is host of KPFA Radio's Hard Knock Radio (HKR) is an award-winning daily syndicated prime time afternoon show focusing on Hip Hop culture and politics.

$12 advance, $15 door.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Dec 28, 2019 5:45PM
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