Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the Medgar Evers College (MEC) School of Liberal Arts & Education and the Caribbean Research Center (CRC) will host a book launch for Dr. Obasegun Awolabi, Chair of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) department, and Prof. Vanessa Holloway, SBS adjunct professor. The event will take place in the President’s Conference Center from 11:30am – 1:00pm and will include a panel discussion of the their books, Getting Away with Murder: The Twentieth-Century Struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S. Senate by Prof. Vanessa Holloway and A Political History of the Grenada Revolution 1979-1983 by Dr. Obasegun Awolabi.
Currently nominated for the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work on the American Civil Rights Movement and its Legacy, Getting Away with Murder: The Twentieth-Century Struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S. Senate, published by University Press of America investigates the underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states’ rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis. Published by Linus Learning, A Political History of the Grenada Revolution 1979-1983 discusses the fermenting conditions of the labor, wage and social formation in pre-revolutionary Grenada, as well as the crisis and collapse of the Grenada Revolution.
We invite all faculty and students to attend. Books will be on sale during the event. RSVP to Ms. Tracy Noel, Administrative Coordinator in SBS, at (718) 270-4850 or Ms. Shakima Scott, Operations Coordinator in the Caribbean Research Center at (718) 270-4932.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
President’s Conference Center
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225