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Holiday Closure: Independence Day 2018

(32268) First World War, Return of Troops, 339th Infantry, Belle Isle, 1919

Please note:

The Reuther Library will be closed this Wednesday, July 4. We are open regular hours the rest of the week.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday, and we welcome your inquiries July 2-3 and 5-6.

Brown Bag Series - "Black Power, Inc.: Global American Business and the Post-Apartheid City" June 6, 12-1pm

(11777) March for South African Freedom

Please join the Reuther Library for a brown-bag discussion with Jessica Levy of Johns Hopkins University, winner of a Sam Fishman Award, who will be discussing her project, "Black Power, Inc.: Global American Business and the Post-Apartheid City" from 12-1pm in the Reuther Library conference room.

This project attempts to explain the rise of black empowerment in the United States and southern Africa during the late twentieth-century. Black empowerment, defined as private and government programs promoting black entrepreneurship, vocational training, and other forms of black commercial activity, flourished in the late twentieth-century as a popular response to racial unrest in urban areas from North Philadelphia to Soweto.  read more »

Dr. Cornelius Golightly - philosopher and champion of education

(38426) Dr. Cornelius Golightly

The Reuther Library has several recognizable and notable members of the community within its stacks. One such figure, Dr. Cornelius Golightly, happens to be a well-known philosopher and trailblazing African American educator.  read more »

Brown bag talk - Rediscovering Sabotage: How an Industrial Concept Became a National Threat in France and the United States, 1897-1918

(5429) IWW Worker Meetings, 1910s

Please join the Reuther Library at Noon on May 22 for a brown bag research talk from Dr. Dominique Pinsolle, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux Montaigne entitled
"Rediscovering Sabotage: How an Industrial Concept Became a National Threat in France and the United States, 1897-1918."

Dr. Pinsolle’s research provides a comparative and transnational perspective on sabotage as a labor tactic in the United States and France. In both countries,  read more »

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