Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland
Monday, April 9, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
About this Event
Featuring James Robenalt, Thompson Hine
July 23, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Glenville shootout in Cleveland. Fifty years later, the question is: have things materially changed in America’s race relations? Black Lives Matter was spawned by some of the same conditions that provoked the Glenville bloodbath. And nationally, a Nixonian counterrevolution has been mimicked by Donald Trump, who fashioned his 2016 acceptance speech in Cleveland on Nixon’s “Law and Order” speech in Miami in 1968. Two weeks before Trump’s speech, a black veteran gunned down five police officers in Dallas.
- Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University (Dean Anglin will give concluding remarks.)
- Walter Beach, Author, Civil Rights Activist and NFL Championship Football Player
- Lee Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
- Imam Mutawaf Shaheed, Eyewitness to events leading up the 1968 shootout. Imam and black nationalist poet
This event is sponsored by Thompson Hine, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.