Panel for 2021 ASALH Conference: "Activisms in the Urban North"

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Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Urban History / Studies

I am interested in organizing a panel for the 2021 ASALH conference dealing with the many forms of activism that emerged in urban centers during the Great Migration.  Tentatively titled "Activisms in the Urban North," this panel can offer key historiographical insights on the processes of urbanization and community formation that unfolded during the twentieth century while examining the inter-related development of robust racial advancement organizations such as the Urban League, NAACP, UNIA, NACW, and the Black press.  I also welcome submissions from scholars examing the myriad forms of grassroots activism that emerged during this period.

If you have interest in participating in this panel (as a presenter, moderator, or chair), let me know by March 1.  ASALH's "early bird" deadline for panel submissions falls on March 15.

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Adam Lee Cilli

Assistant Professor of History

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 

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