June 19, 2:00 PM The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, 1310 Polett Walk The Blockson Collection in partnership with the Department of African American Studies presents Dr. Allen B. Ballard, Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Albany-SUNY and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at City College of New York, who will talk about his publication and memoir Breaching Jericho’s Wall: A Twentieth-Century African American Life(2011).

Ballard’s publications include The Education of Black Folk: The Afro-American Struggle for Knowledge in White America (1973), One More Day’s Journey: The Story of a Family and a People (1984), and his two novels Where I’m Bound (2000) and Carried by Six (2009), winner of the “Honor Book Prize” in Afro-American Literature from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The Blockson Collection will also honor the Montford Point Marines.

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