Lecture: Ex-Black Panther Bob Brown

On 4 March 2020, the RIAS welcomed Bob Brown, a long time social justice activist and participant in the Black Power movement. 

Bob Brown

 

Over the past 50 years, Bob Brown has been an active member of numerous organizations dedicated to racial equality in the United States and throughout the African diaspora. In the 1960s, Brown was a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), director of the Midwest Office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and director of the Chicago Chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has continued to support similar organizations since then and is currently an organizer for the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP), a Pan-Africanist organization founded by Kwame Nkrumah in 1968.

In his lecture at the RIAS, Mr. Brown shared with us some of his experiences as an activist. He also told us about his current research project that examines the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

Mr. Brown gave his presentation in the American Library of the RIAS. His lecture was followed by a visit to the Zeeuws Archief, where he was able to work with its extensive collection of original sources from the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

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audience Bob Brown lecture

 

The RIAS organized this lecture in cooperation with Stichting Slavernijmonumenten Zeeland and University College Roosevelt.

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