Book Launch for People Power: History, Organizing and Larry Goodwyn's Vision in the 21st Century

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July 16, 2021
Arkansas, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Oral History, Social History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, Contemporary History

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2021


Book Launch for People Power: History, Organizing, and Larry Goodwyn's Democratic Vision in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Wesley C. Hogan and Paul Ortiz


DATE: July 16, 2021


TIME: 1:00 CST (2PM EST)




Please join us on Friday, July 16th at 1pm CST (2pm EST) when The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program in partnership with the Elaine Legacy Center and Pyramid Books in Little Rock, Arkansas will present a hybrid Town Hall event for launch of: People Power, edited by Paul Ortiz and Wesley C. Hogan, and published by the University Press of Florida.


This Community Town Hall event will be broadcast live from the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas and virtually for all those elsewhere.


Featuring contributions from leading scholar-activists including Tim Tyson, Marsha Darling, and Ernie Cortez, People Power demonstrates how history can inform the building of new social justice movements today. This volume is inspired by the pathbreaking life and work of writer, activist, and historian Lawrence “Larry” Goodwyn. What motivates ordinary people to move from kitchen table conversations to civic engagement? This inaugural book event will feature readings from People Power that highlight how histories of anti-racism and popular insurgencies can inform today's social movements and scholarship on social justice.


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Books can be purchased from Pyramid Books (

your local bookstore, and from the University Press of Florida directly.


The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is actively engaged in gathering, preserving and sharing African American oral histories and struggles from Reconstruction to the present. The Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History,, is one of the premier collections of Black History narratives in the United States.


The Elaine Legacy Center aims to research, preserve, share our oral narratives of the Elaine Massacre of 1919 Build a village that is a center of Delta spirituality, culture, arts, music, and education for meaningful tourism so that we all have an above average income and above average wealth accumulation.

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