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Tariq Ali Lecture: Critical Uprisings, Crucial Events: The Significance of 1965

September 08, 2015
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Monday, September 28th, 2015

The Department of History is kicking off its 2015-2016 lecture series, 1965: Reflections on 50 Years of Historywith a lecture from acclaimed writer and film maker Tariq Ali on the significance of 1965. 

ABSTRACT

As the war in Vietnam escalates, so does the resistance to it in North America and Western Europe; in the United States black Americans are mobilizing in ever larger numbers both against domestic segregation and repression and foreign wars in which blacks are disproportionately represented in the US conscript army. Malcolm X has been assassinated in New York. An assassin's bullet is being prepared for Martin Luther King. 1965 is a crucial build-up year to the explosions that lie ahead.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

This is a free event and is open to the general public. Reserve your spot here:

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