Move to Amend Reports Features Ousmane Power-Greene This Week

October 16, 2014

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This week features history professor and author Ousmane Power-Greene joins us to talk about his new book Against Wind and Tide​ and the continued struggle of African-Americans for human rights in the face of white racial antagonism.

Dr. Power-Greene was born in New York City and raised in Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his B.A. in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, he moved to Western Massachusetts to teach at Williston Northampton School. He went on to receive a Master’s in Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1999, and shortly after that he taught Social Studies for two years at Amherst Regional High School. In 2001 he enrolled in the Afro-American Studies doctoral program at Umass-Amherst, completing his Ph.D. in 2007. In the fall of that year he joined the History Department at Clark University in Worcester. A specialist in African-American History, Professor Power-Greene’s research focuses on African American Social and Political Movements. He is also interested in exploring African American agitation for human rights within the Atlantic World. His book, Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement, was published by New York University press this September.

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