Dr. Yohuru Williams Invited to Present at 39th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Issue Forum

Submitted by Nancy Habetz on September 16, 2009

pr_ywilliams09Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Fairfield University, has been invited to serve as a panelist at the 39th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Issue Forum entitled, “Removing Roadblocks to Teaching and preserving African American History.” The forum takes place in Room 209A of the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Williams

The invitation is the crowning touch to a sabbatical year during which Dr. Williams published two new and well-reviewed books: “Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12″ (Corwin Press, Nov. 2008), and “Liberated Territory: Untold Local Perspectives on the Black Panther Party” (Duke University Press, Feb. 2009). He also had two articles in the prestigious Organization of American Historians Magazine of History in a special issue devoted to the New Black Power Studies and was named one of 10 “2009 Emerging Scholar” by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine where he was called, “one of the most exciting scholars of his generation.”

Thousands of elected officials, business and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders and everyday Americans are expected at the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) and its dozens of policy forums, general sessions, massive exhibit showcase, job fair, book signings and vast networking opportunities.

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