Necessity of Black Studies in the Twenty-First Century

What Woodson Willed: The Necessity of Black Studies in the Twenty-First Century | Thu, Sept 17th 4-6 PM ET
Free and open to the public on ASALH TVFacebook Live and Periscope (Twitter)

This week ASALH is engaging with the question: “What Woodson Willed: The Necessity of Black Studies in the Twenty-First Century.” Questions that have long formed the cornerstone of the discipline of Black Studies now confront us in the 21st century with more urgency than ever.

In the United States, structural inequalities and racism meant that the impact of COVID 19 had a disproportionately negative effect on the health, economic status, and political power of Black and Brown people. This panel will explore the medical and public health dimensions of pandemics in African American history, including COVID; the impact of COVID 19 in the real lives of Black and Brown Americans, and the repercussions of current policies and government responses on Black and Brown communities in the future.