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CBFS: Rethinking H. Rap Brown & Black Power

  • Schomburg Museum for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)

H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin) was one of the youngest national leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party. Though the mainstream media criminalized him as a violent troublemaker, he was among the most brilliant voices of the Black Power generation. As 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of Rap Brown’s classic memoir Die! Nigger! Die! (1969), Arun Kundnani, who is writing a biography of Al-Amin, will join Akinyele Umoja and Robyn Spencer, two leading scholars of Black Power, for a conversation on Al-Amin's life and political legacy.

Event is free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts, all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.