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 »

June 7 at 6:30 pm: Photographer Richard Copley and the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike

Richard Copley Event Flyer

The Walter P. Reuther Library, in collaboration with the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, is proud to host photographer Richard L. Copley as he discusses his work and experiences during the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike.  read more »

Tales from the Reuther Library -- We Have a Podcast!

Tales from the Reuther Library Podcast Artwork

We are excited to announce the release of our new podcast, Tales from the Reuther Library, in which archivists and researchers at the Reuther Library share stories from our collections about the American labor movement, metropolitan Detroit, and Wayne State University.  read more »

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