2012 University of Illinois Board of Directors
Lecture or speech
<i>Abstract: </i>Abdul Alkalimat looks some of the conditions that limit African-Americans including government, the economy, and the capitalist society. <br/><br/> <i>Title: </i><b>The Box- Part 1</b><br/> <i>Speaker: </i><b>Abdul Alkalimat</b><br/> <i>Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois</i><br/> <br/> <i>Description: </i>Henry "Box" Brown was a former slave who escaped slavery by shipping himself in a box from a slave state to a free state. But in some sense, he remained in a box- the fugitive slave act threatened his freedom. In this lecture, "The Box" is used as a metaphor for the conditions placed on black people limiting their freedom, including racism and economic exploitation. Abdul Alkalimat looks some of the conditions that limit African-Americans including government, the economy, and the capitalist society. <br/> <i>Sponsor: </i>Department of African American Studies <br/> <i>Lecture Series: </i>AFRO 474, Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement
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Box Lecture 1 (slides)
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