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March 10, 2015

Black High School Student Activism During the Black Power Era

Dara Walker (Rutgers University - History) came to St. Francis College on March 10, 2015 to discuss her scholarly research, Dare to Fight, Dare to Win: Black High School Student Activism during the Black Power Era.

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She received her B.A. in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 and a M.A. in Pan-African Studies from Syracuse University in 2011. Her master’s thesis, "Navigating Untold Stories: An Oral History Approach to Understanding the Life Experiences of Black Detroit High School Student Activists of the Black Power Movement," drew on oral histories with eight student activists. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University. She is currently working on her dissertation, They Dared to Fight, a local study of high school student activism in Detroit, which examines how student activism shaped and was shaped by city politics, the black labor movement and the struggle for black community control of schools.

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The lecture was organized by St. Francis College professors Sara Haviland and Emily Horowitzas part of their series, A Presentation of Interpreting the 1960s - A Senior Citizen Lecture Series Event.

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