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Jeffrey B. Perry Blog

Update on Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen Society Activities from Muriel Tillinghast, Coordinator. Thanks to Brecht Forum, Herb Boyd, Helen Toppins, and C-SPAN for the Event. Upcoming William Loren Katz and Alondra Nelson Presentations May 3 and 18

On behalf of the Hubert Harrison-Theodore W. Allen Society at the Brecht Forum, thank you for coming to the Herb Boyd presentation on Malcolm X emanating from the book by him and others, By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X, Real not Re-invented. From the discussion and feedback, this event was of great interest and was well received. I want to give a special thank you to Ms. Helen Toppins who made the suggestion of this topic and coverage.

Advance notice: I am asking that you mark your calendars for May 3rd and May 18th:

On the 3rd will be a presentation by William Loren Katz, a pioneer researcher on many of the lost/forgotten/dropped/and misinterpreted pages of our Black historical annals and a premier writer on Black Indians. In fact, that is the title of his re-issued seminal book on the subject, Black Indians. He is conversant on countless areas of historical Black life as a writer of 40 books on various subjects including Blacks in the West, those the process of moving into the West after the Civil War, Buffalo Soldiers and so on.

On the 18th of the month, we will have Dr. Alondra Nelson, currently at Columbia University, Department of Sociology. She will talk about the Black Panther Party's Medical Program, what it identified as crucial needs, addressed and its legacy. An active researcher in many areas of interest, I have asked her to share some of the on-going research in which she is currently engaged.

C-Span Books provided television coverage for the Boyd presentation. It will take about 2 weeks before it is listed. I invite you to scan their site: www.booktv.org for our listing and to partake of the wide selection of material available.

Again, thank you.

Muriel Tillinghast, Coordinator
HAS at the Brecht Forum
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