Writers Talk featuring Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries on Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt

An interview with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of BLOODY LOWNDES: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt, and Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Department of History. Dr. Jeffries speaks about his book which tells the remarkable story of the local people and SNCC organizers who ushered in the Black Power era by transforming rural Lowndes County, Alabama from a citadel of violent white supremacy into the center of southern black militancy by creating the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), an all-black, independent, political party that was also the original Black Panther Party.

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Read more about Associate Professor Jeffries at history.osu.edu.

Writers Talk was produced by The Ohio State University