50th Anniversary Commemoration of the publication of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth
Thursday, February 10th 2011 University Center, University of Memphis
499 University Street
Featuring Lewis Gordon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy, Temple University. Dr. Gordon will reflect on the publication, influence, and underlying social issues of Fanon’s world-famous tract on decolonization, "The Wretched of the Earth." This 1961 publication served as a blueprint for national liberation struggles around the world and greatly influenced the Black Power movement.
6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture.
Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, U of M. Co-Sponsored by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.memphis.edu/moch/events.htm