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What Era Is This?: YouTube Video: “The Rally To Save Black Studies At Temple University

Black History As The Ultimate Teach-In Experience: Part I

Do you ever wonder: What Era Is This? When it comes to Black Studies, the history of educational reform, and student protest, the important question must be asked.

See the raw YouTube Video: “The Rally To Save Black Studies At Temple University” by award-winning videographer Paul Gibson.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyOi6lfyqls  On March 20, 2013 the students of Temple University continued major protests to protect the first doctoral program in African American Studies (created by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante in 1987-1988) in the world. Black Studies in the United States was born out of a long history of struggle of Black people. Black Studies at every academic institution operated within the context of struggle to grow, develop and continue to educate students and the larger community. For this academic discipline, the struggle of Black Studies continues with the spirit of students representing the Organization of African American Studies Graduate Students of Temple University. The video features Dr. Antony Monteiro, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Clyde Ledbetter, Melanie McCoy, Drew Brown, Sister Sakari Rose, Paula Peoples, and former graduate students and community activists.