Hasan Jeffries is Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate seminars on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, and surveys on African American and American history. His first book, Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt,
tells the story of the ordinary people and student organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who transformed a rural Alabama county from a citadel of violent white supremacy into the center of southern black militancy. His current book project, Stealing Home: Ebbets Field and Black Working Class Life in Post-Civil Rights New York
, explores the struggle of working class African Americans from the civil rights era to the present.
Dr. Jeffries's appearance is generously sponsored by Teaching Tolerance.