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NC Chronicle Covers Lecture by Professor Barbara Ransby

Apr 15, 2016
Barbara Ransby, LAS Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History delivered a lecture to students at a private university in Winston-Salem, South Carolina. The Winston-Salem Chronicle covers her main talking points.

The article follows, “The fight for black liberation in the black community has seen a multitude of transformations over the years. When compared with the early movements of the 60s and 70s, it appears to be vastly different from the Black Lives Matter movement of today, but the goal remains the same:-Social and economic equability for the African American community.

“That is the message historian, political activist and author Barbara Ransby delivered during a lecture at the Porter Bynum Welcome Center on the campus of Wake Forest University Tuesday, Feb. 23. She said the same shouts of “Black Power” from the dusty roads of Mississippi in the summer of 1966, when a campaign was started to register black voters, echoed through the decades and into our place in time.”

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