Eslanda Robeson: Black Internationalism & the Fight Against White Supremacy and Empire in the 20th Century

Barbara Ransby

Time:4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:Clark Hall Room 309 - 11130 Bellflower Road
Registration:Registration is Closed.

On the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ransby is an historian, writer, and longtime political activist. Her lecture will discuss the spirit of unity and solidarity that existed between an eclectic global community of politicians, radicals, and intellectuals from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean emerging from the shackles of colonialism in the 1940s and 50s and finding common cause with one another. This network of remarkable women from far corners of the globe was a unique component of the postwar political constellation.

About the speaker

Barbara Ransby

Barbara Ransby is an historian, writer, and longtime political activist. Ransby has published dozens of articles and essays in popular and scholarly venues. She is most notably the author of an award-winning biography of civil rights activist Ella Baker, entitled Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, (University of North Carolina, 2003). Barbara is currently working on two major research projects: a study of African American feminist organizations in the 1970s, and a political biography of Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson. She serves on the editorial board of the London-based journal, Race and Class, and a number of non-profit civic and media organizations.

Additional Resources

Click HERE for the UIC Gender and Women's Study Program.

Click HERE for Barbara Ransby's departmental page.

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