African and African American Studies presents Stefan Bradley, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University. Bradley will be discussing his new work, Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Shabazz Center. Presentation and Reception. All are welcome.
Bradley’s primary research focuses on recent African American and higher education history. He examines the efforts and abilities of black college students to change, not only, their scholastic environments, but also, the communities that surround their institutions of higher learning. He recognizes that young people, by way of protests and demands, have been able to influence college curricula as well as the policies of their schools. His work on student/youth activism has been discussed in media outlets such as the Harvard Law Review, New York Times, NPR, C-Span2 BookTV, CNN, Al-Jazeera, MSNBC, BBC, and BET.
Bradley’s work includes Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s, presenting a study of black students who risked their educations (and potentially their lives) during the famous controversy that took place at Columbia University in 1968-1969. Bradley also co-edited Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence, which covers the creation and evolution of the nation's first black collegiate fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, founded at Cornell University.