The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

04-24 Social Activism: Civil Rights and Segregation

Thursday, April 24, 2014

5:00–6:30 Pm

Museum of City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Discuss the interconnections amongst African-American intellectuals, such as Kenneth Clark, Milton Galamison, Bayard Rustin, and Malcolm X, as they worked together, and at times competed with one another, to shape the course of the struggle for black equality in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s.

Dr. Kristopher Burrell began teaching in the Social Sciences Unit at Hostos Community College as an adjunct in 2009, and became an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. He is teaching both the U.S. History and World History sequences. Dr. Burrell received his doctorate in United States History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2011. His research focuses on the role of ideology in the northern civil rights movement, by looking at the speeches, writings, and activities of New York City’s black intellectuals.