Feb 05 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture: The Sword and the Shield with Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

Noted as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020, The Sword and the Shield brilliantly weaves the biographies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Junior—two remarkable men of the Civil Rights Movement. This revisionist biography provides us a nuanced analysis of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and their relationship towards one another. It also re-examines the movement and era they both came to define.

Join us for a lecture with Dr. Joseph to learn more about his award-winning book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD). His career focus has been on “Black Power Studies,” which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women’s and ethnic studies, and political science.

Dr. Joseph is a frequent national commentator on issues of race, civil rights, and democracy and a contributing opinion writer for whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, CNN, MSNC, PBS NewsHour, and C-SPAN.

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