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Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind












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Robert Hill, moderator
Professor Robert Hill is director of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project in the African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also associate professor of history. Internationally recognized as a leading authority on Garvey and the history of the Garvey movement, Hill was guest curator of the NEH-funded Marcus Garvey Centenary Exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, and was an advisor to the government of Jamaica on its Garvey centennial. He has lectured and written widely on the Garvey movement, and has edited several documentary collections, including The Black Man, the complete run of Garvey's final journal, and The Crusader, a facsimile reprint edition of Cyril Briggs's influential journal of the African Blood Brotherhood.


Robert Hill

Barbara Bair
Professor Bair is a historian and documentary editor at Duke University, and one of the editors of Marcus Garvey's papers. She lectures and publishes widely on aspects of women in the Garvey movement. Her most recent book, written with a collective of American historians, is To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans, edited by Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis, for Oxford University Press (2000).


Barbara Bair

Lani Guinier
Professor Guinier teaches at Harvard Law School and is a co-founder of Racetalks Initiatives, a research and public education project that addresses issues of racial and gender justice toward the goal of building more inclusive institutions. She is the author of Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice (1998) and The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy (1994), as well as articles on the future of affirmative action; race, democracy, and voting rights; and political equality and electoral issues.


Lani Guinier

Robin D. G. Kelley
A historian at New York University, Professor Kelley's interests include working class radicalism and the African diaspora. His publications include Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997), Imagining Home: Class, Culture, and Nationalism in the African Diaspora with Sidney J. Lemelle (1995), and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class (1994).


Robin D. G. Kelley

Theodore Kornweibel
Professor Kornweibel is a historian in the Africana Studies Department at San Diego State University, an expert on the FBI and black militants, and the author of Seeing Red (1998), an exposé of the federal government's campaign to suppress black militancy during the post-World War I "Red Scare." His forthcoming book, also the product of his search for relevant FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act, documents the federal government's efforts to curtail black dissent during the First World War.


Theodore Kornweibel

Stanley Nelson
The producer and director of Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind, Nelson is well known for bringing important but forgotten history to the small screen. Garvey was named best production of the year by the Black Filmmakers' Hall of Fame and selected for screening at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. His 1999 film, The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords garnered the Sundance Film Festival's Freedom of Expression award, a coveted duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival, and an Emmy nomination for Best Historical Program.


Stanley Nelson

J. Philip Thompson
A Martin Luther King Fellow for 2000-2001 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Phil Thompson is also an associate professor of political science at Columbia University. He serves as a senior policy advisor to PolicyLink, a think/action tank on public policy and community building. In addition, he has held several positions in New York City government including Deputy General Manager for Operations at the New York City Housing Authority, and Director of the Mayor's Office of Housing Coordination during the Dinkins Administration (1989-1993).


J. Philip Thompson


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