The Black Revolution on Campus: A Conversation With Martha Biondi

A conversation with author and scholar Martha Biondi, who vividly demonstrates the critical linkage between the student movement and changes in university culture through her new book, The Black Revolution on Campus will be held Wednesday. October 3. at  the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, in the Claudia Cassidy Theatre in Chicago, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Historian Barbara Ransby will moderate this conversation. Book signing to follow.

The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests, turning the slogan “black power” into a social movement. Biondi illustrates how victories in establishing Black Studies ultimately produced important intellectual innovations that have had a lasting impact on academic research and university curricula over the past 40 years. The book makes a major contribution to the current debate on Ethnic Studies, access to higher education, and opportunities for all.

The event is FREE to the public, though reservations are required. Reservations can be made by visiting  or emailing:

The event is part of the IHC’s program, The Public Square, which fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice.

For more information, contact Carlos Velázquez at (312) 422-5580, x233 or