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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 2, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 32
Book Discussion and Signing Set With 'Black Power' Author O.G. Ogbar

Jeffery O.G. Ogbar, author of Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity, will present a lecture and book signing from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Olin Auditorium, Homewood campus. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2004, this fresh study of the Black Power movement draws on research and interviews with key civil rights leaders and reveals a civil rights movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.

Ogbar, an associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut, argues that Black Power had more lasting cultural consequences among African-Americans and others than did the civil rights movement, engendering minority pride and influencing the political, cultural and religious spheres of mainstream African-American life for the next three decades.

The reception and book signing begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:15 p.m. Books will be available at a discount, courtesy of the Press. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Sheridan Libraries, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

This event complements the exhibition Legacy: Understanding Black Power Forty Years Later, which runs through June 15 on the main level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight through May 15 (Sundays thereafter, noon to midnight).

Excerpts from the exhibit are on the Web at For information, contact Sharon Morris at 410-516-4368.


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