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Author Event: Unfinished Agenda
February 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power offers an inside look at the Black Power Movement that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties. A political memoir that teaches grass-roots politics and inspires organizing for real change in the age of Obama, this book will appeal to readers of Black history, Occupy Wall Street organizers, and armchair political advocates.
Based on notes, interviews, and articles from the 1950s to present day, Junius Williams’s inspiring memoir describes his journey from young black boy facing prejudice in the 1950s segregated South to his climb to community and political power as a black lawyer in the 1970s and 80s in Newark, New Jersey.
Join Institute for Policy Studies, Teaching for Change Bookstore, We Act Radio, ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, and Busboys and Poets for an engaging and interactive talk, provocative PowerPoint presentation, and book signing with the author, Junius Williams.
Junius Williams, Director of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University Newark, is a noted attorney, educator, musician and community advocate. In the city of Newark, Williams has served as the Director of Community Development and the Model Cities Program. As advocate, planner, administrator and developer, he is responsible for the construction of more than 2000 units of housing in Newark.