Black Power, Counterinsurgency, and Gendercide in the United States and Canada, 1960s-1970s

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This lecture will examine militant Black organizing and the state repression that ensued across the U.S.-Canadian border and in the Caribbean Basin. Cold War "national security" masked white supremacist patriarchal power, which justified violent assaults on Black organizing and revolutionary Pan-Africanism. Mass incarceration and socially disorganized Black communities stem from this counterinsurgency on global Black liberation. 

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey (Nii Laryea Osabu I, Oblantai Mantsè, Atrékor Wé) is an award-winning historian, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur whose scholarship and commitment to social change bridge North America, Africa, and the wider African Diaspora. At McGill University, he is William Dawson Chair, assistant professor, and specialist in post-Reconstruction U.S. and African Diaspora history. Dr. Adjetey is author of Cross-Border Cosmopolitans: The Making of a Pan-African North America (UNC Press). Before pursuing an academic career, he spent several years working in youth gang prevention and intervention in north Toronto. Dr. Adjetey earned the Ph.D., M.A., and M.Phil. from Yale University. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto (University of St. Michael's College).

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Location: MW 130