Rescheduled 04/08 4-6pm – Lecture: Ella Baker: Radical Educator with Harlem Roots ☆

| March 27, 2013

This event has been rescheduled: Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00pm, 306 Russell, with reception following in 305 Russell

Barbara Ransby, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and History at the University of Illinois – Chicago, will give a public lecture to kick off the 2013 Educating Harlem lecture series. Educating Harlem is a new collaborative project in the Program in History and Education – Department of Arts and Humanities and IUME, the Institute on Urban and Minority Education. Join us!

Ella Baker received her own political education on the streets of Harlem but she also became a teacher there. Working in a New Deal Program called the Worker’s Education Project, she trained adult students in what can only be called a version of Freire’s pedagogy for liberation. There, in classrooms in the Harlem Y and Harlem Public Library, Ella Baker sharpened her own ideas and her approach to popular education. She would pass those lessons on to the young people in the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee three decades later. Prof. Ransby will talk about Ella Baker’s own intellectual development on the streets of Harlem, the cast of characters who were her informal teachers, and how she herself became a Black Freedom Movement teacher.

Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00pm Lecture with Reception to Follow
Lecture: 306 Russell Hall; Reception: 305 Russell
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Support from the Center on History and Education and the Provost’s Investment Fund