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Podcast: Jessica Levy on "Black Power, Inc.: Global American Business and the Post-Apartheid City"

(11988) Mandela at AFSCME Convention

Check out the latest episode of Tales From the Reuther Library, our bi-weekly podcast! This episode, Jessica Levy explains how American corporations and black entrepreneurs worked together to forge a new politics linking American business with black liberation at home and abroad, focusing particularly on Leon Howard Sullivan,  read more »

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 »

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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