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October 12, 2022 at 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Haymarket House

The Tuskegee Student Uprising

Join us in celebrating the release of Brian Jones' new book on the Tuskegee student uprising with Jen Johnson and Elizabeth Todd-Breland.

Haymarket House

Haymarket House, 800 W. Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613 United States

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The Tuskegee Institute, one of the nation’s most important historically Black colleges, is primarily known for its World War II pilot training program, a fateful syphilis experiment, and the work of its founder, Booker T. Washington. In The Tuskegee Student Uprising, Brian Jones explores an important yet understudied aspect of the campus’s history: its radical student activism.

Drawing upon years of archival research and interviews with former students, professors, and administrators, Brian Jones provides an in-depth account of one of the most dynamic student movements in United States history.

Get a copy of the book here or buy one in person at the event.

Join us for a limited-capacity in-person book launch event and celebration with Brian Jones, Jen Johnson and Elizabeth Todd-Breland about this important historical uprising and lessons for educational justice movements today.

****Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all attendees. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.***

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Speakers:

Brian Jones is the Director of The New York Public Library’s Center for Educators and Schools and the author of The Tuskegee Student Uprising: A History.

Jen Johnson is the Chief Of Staff at Chicago Teachers Union.

Elizabeth Todd-Breland is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s.

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This event is sponsored by Haymarket Books and NYU Press. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work.

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