The most effective and long-lasting student strike in U.S. History took place at San Francisco State College in 1968. The first Black Student Union, the first Black Studies Department, the only College of Ethnic Studies, and the admission of thousands of students of color resulted from this four-and-a-half-month strike which shut down 80% of the campus. It has been called the movement which “changed academia forever.”
Join Kitty Kelly Epstein and Bernard Stringer, co-authors of Changing Academia Forever: Black Student Leaders Analyze the Movement They Led (Myers Education Press, 2020), in a virtual Meet the Authors program to learn about the historic strike and its insights for today’s mass movements.
This event is being co-sponsored by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland and Holy Names University. To register for a Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.