Freedom Is Not Enough: The Secret of the Sixties that Transformed America
||Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and African American Studies, and Chair of the Department of History at Northwestern University
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
4:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater
In a talk based on her new book, Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace, Nancy MacLean argues that jobs play a fundamental role in the struggle for equality, and demonstrates the life-altering impact of the Civil Rights Act and the movement for economic advancement that it fostered. She also analyzes the conservative forces that assembled to resist movement demands, showing how they used the language of civil rights and "colorblindness" to roll back the gains made by racially-defined minorities, women, and workers from the 1970s on.
Presented with the Center for Work, Labor, and Democracy, the New Racial Studies Project, and the MultiCultural Center.
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