Concord Museum Forum and Co-sponsored by the Robbins House – Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

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Concord Museum Forum and Co-sponsored by the Robbins House – Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Join Kerri Greenidge, Director of American Studies at Tufts University, as she discusses her new book Black Radical, which reestablishes William Monroe Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American Civil Rights heroes at a Concord Museum Virtual Forum, Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00pm.

For more than 30 years, the Harvard-educated Trotter edited and published the Guardian, a weekly Boston newspaper that was read across the nation. Trotter advocated for a radical vision of black liberation that prefigured leaders such as Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us as Greenidge unpacks this indefatigable figure whose underappreciated legacy in the pursuit of racial justice is as pertinent as ever.

Kerri Greenidge is the Director of American Studies at Tufts University. She received her Doctorate in American Studies from Boston University, where her specialty included African-American history, American political history, and African-American and African diasporic literature in the post-emancipation and early modern era. Her research explores the role of African-American literature in the creation of radical Black political consciousness. She has taught at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Emerson College. Her work included historical research for the Wiley-Blackwell Anthology of African-American Literature, the Oxford African American Studies Center, and PBS. For nine years she worked as a historian for Boston African American National Historical Site in Boston, through which she published her book, Boston Abolitionists (2006).

This Concord Virtual Museum Forum will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Advanced registration is required www.concordmuseum.org This program is free with a suggested donation to help support Concord Museum’s Educational initiatives.

Professor Greenidge’s new book Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter can be ordered through the Concord Bookshop. www.concordbookshop.com

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