The Lynching of Emmett Louis Till and the Rise of Black Insurgency
Speaker: Fredrick Harris
Date: October 20, 2006
Time: 12:00 PM
Fredrick Harris, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Professor Harris studies American politics, civic and political participation, social movements, and African-American politics. His current research examines the macro dynamics of black civic participation in the post-civil rights era and the impact of emotions and collective memory on collective action during the evolution of the modern civil rights movement. His publications include Something Within: Religion in African-American Political Activism (Oxford University Press, 1999). He is currently writing a book on black activism in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which is tentatively titled Blood on the Fields: The Lynching of Emmett Louis Till and the Rise of Black Insurgency. Professor Harris received his doctorate from Northwestern University in 1994. In fall 2006 he joined the faculty at Columbia University.