Joshua M. Myers: We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 — at Union Market

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In his deeply researched account of the 1989 Howard University protest—which broke out when the university appointed Republican strategist Lee Atwater to its Board of Trustees—Myers illuminates an important act of Black student revolt and also demonstrates how it helped shape wider national resistance to the rightward shift of American politics. A teacher of Africana Studies at Howard and editor of A Gathering Together: Literary Journal, Myers focuses on the Black Nia F.O.R.C.E organization founded by Ras Baraka to trace the events of the three-day occupation that shut down the school, showing how the action both continued the movements of the sixties and drew new power from the rise of “conscious” hip hop.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
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Non Fiction
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$30.00
ISBN: 9781479811755
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Published: New York University Press - December 24th, 2019

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