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Book Launch Party: Organizing Your Own' by Prof. Say Burgin

April 17, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the publication of Professor of History Say Burgin's new book from NYU Press! 

A brief book talk with Q & A will start at 4:45pm, to be followed by a book sale (copies will be sold at the discounted price of $20; cash only) and author signing. Light refreshments will be served.  

Book description:  In the mid-1960s, as the politics of Black self-determination gained steam, Black activists had a new message for white activists: Go into your own communities and organize white people against racism. While much of the media at the time and many historians since have regarded this directive as a “white purge” from the Black freedom movement, Say Burgin argues that it heralded a new strategy, racially parallel organizing, which people experimented with all over the country. Organizing Your Own shows that the Black freedom movement never experienced a “white purge,” and it offers a new way of understanding Black Power’s relationship to white America.



Further information

  • Location: Stafford Reading Room, Waidner-Spahr Library
  • Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free