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“‘An informed public is an intelligent public’: Trezzvant W. Anderson and the Legacy of Black Press Activism,”

presented by Willie J. Griffin


 Wednesday, March 1, 2017   |   11:15a – 12:15p

Phillips Hall, Room 224

In recent years the American public has become aware of the role that social media has played in galvanizing the Black Lives Matter Movement. But very few are aware of the similarly critical role that the mid-Twentieth Century Black Press played in spurring the modern Civil Rights Movement forward. This talk will examine a key figure from this early history.

Willie James Griffin is a Charlotte, NC native.  He recently completed his PhD in US History at UNC Chapel Hill, and is currently teaching in the AAAD Department.