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"The Black Reparations Movement" Lecture February 17 at WIU

February 15, 2010

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MACOMB, IL - - Bob Brown, one of the co-founders of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, will present the lecture, "The Black Reparations Movement," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Morgan Hall 109 on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus.

Brown spent many years working with Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) and with the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. He is the founder of the Pan-African Roots; and he was the national coordinator for logistics and the national field director for the Million Man March. He also worked on Carol Moseley Braun's successful Illinois senatorial campaign. His current work on the national campaign for Reparations for African Americans has received national attention; and has been connected to successful local campaigns, including the slavery era disclosure ordinance in Chicago.

Sponsors for this lecture, which is open free to the public, are the WIU African American Studies Department Club and the African American Studies department.

For or more information, or for accommodation to fully participate in this event, call African American studies at (309) 298-1289.

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