History of Black Capitalism in the United States
Georgia State Representative Julian Bond presents his 'Historical Minute' on the history of Black capitalism in the United States. He quotes from the Gazetteer and Guide from 1901 that states between 1620 and 1830 the real and personal property of Free Blacks was valued at $100 million.
State Senator Bill Owens
Excerpt from the press conference with newly elected State Senator Bill Owens. Participating media representatives are: Luix Overbea (Christian Science Monitor), Al Williams (WILD Radio), Sarah-Ann Shaw (WBZ TV), Russell Tillman (WSBK-TV), Alan Raymond (WGBH-FM), Greg Pilkington (WGBH-TV), Bruce Cole (Harvard Crimson), and Maurice Lewis (Black News). Owens stalks about public financing of campaigns and the importance of targeting the primary and secondary elite.
Ten O'Clock News broadcast
Gail Harris and Meg Vaillancourt host a Ten O'Clock News broadcast. Harris reads the headlines. Eileen Jones reports that Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) has announced to the Boston School Committee that $1.2 million must be cut from the school budget. Jones notes that school administrators and staff will be affected by the cuts. Jones adds that the Boston School Committee has voted in favor of appointing a school official to oversee negotiations with the school bus drivers'
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine with graduate poet Megan Pugh Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Charles Legere A true poet's poet, Jamaican-born writer Claudia Rankine is sure to engage and arrest even the most jaded of bay area poetry readers. Rankine's poetry is some of the most innovative and thoughtful work to emerge in recent years. In a genre-bending and ever fluid set of poems, she continually explores and reanimates the unsettling landscape of contemporary American life, human relationsh
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
Berkeley Writers at Work: Linda Williams
Professor Linda Williams, Director of the Film Studies Program, is the author of "Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible" and "Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White, from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson". She reads from her work and discusses her writing process. This event took place March 4, 2003 in the Morrison Library, UC Berkeley.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
Max Boot, 2003 Nimitz Speaker: Does America Need an Empire?
The 2003 Nimitz Speaker Max Boot is Olin Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. His last book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He is now writing his next book, a history of military technology revolutions over the past 500
Ricardo Lagos & David Bonior: Trade, Development and the Americas
A conversation with: Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile, 2000-2006; Visiting Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Fall 2006 David Bonior, Professor of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, Wayne State University; Member of Congress 1977-2003; House Democratic Whip 1991-2002 Moderated by: Harley ...
Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office
Conservation: From the Farm to the Front Office - Sustainability with a Sense of Place James Geringer was Governor of Wyoming from 1994 to January 2003. He modernized economic planning to extensively include technology and changed how natural resource agencies work together on the state, federal and local level. He joined Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in the summer of 2003 as Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies, focused on how senior elected and corporate officials
Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect
Welcome & Opening Remarks - George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley - Eric Stover, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley Keynote Address - "The Responsibility to Protect: The Power of an Idea " - Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group Panel: Introduction to R2P This panel will explore the political, historical, and legal underpinnings of the responsibility to protect. It will address the promise and potential of the emerging norm, as well as the challenges t
Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Nuclear weapons and nuclear power have greatly influenced history from 1945 to the present. This digital library provides an annotated bibliography of over 2,700 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.
Symbols of Power in Clothing Worn by the Plains Indians
Power shirts, often made of tanned animal hides and adorned with objects such as fur, beads, and locks of hair, were highly important in the culture of many Native Americans. These shirts, which were associated very closely with the identity of their wearer, contained various symbols representing success in war, spirituality, special abilities, and outstanding achievements. After studying these shirts, learning to understand their significance to Native Americans, and discussing the symbols they
Motivating Conservation through Payment for Environmental Services: Not So Simple
This presentation by Dr. John Kerr from Michigan State University's Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies is part of MSU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Archaeology and National Identity: 200 years of Aztequismo in Service to the Mexican State (Seminar)
This presentation by Dr. Helen Pollard from Michigan State University's Department of Anthropology is part of MSU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Development and Nutrition Challenges in Highly Marginalized Yucatecan Communities
The state of Yucatan, located in the southeast of Mexico, is home to many highly marginalized communities. These communities harbor a series of problems that limit their development. On one hand, educational delays in Yucatan affect half the population fifteen years and older.
Welcome Address by the President of Michigan State University for the 2010 International Symposium:
"I Am Entitled to Counsel of My Choice": Radical Attorney Robert Treuhaft Challenges HUAC and "McCar
In 1940, Congress passed the Smith Act making it illegal to support the overthrow of state or national governments. In 1949, 11 Communist Party leaders were convicted under this Act. The attorneys for the accused were themselves convicted of contempt of court and half served prison terms. Subsequently, ...
"I Would Like to See Them Outlawed": Citizens Complain to Congress about Sweepstakes Promotions
In the 1960s, lottery-like contests designed to publicize products through sweepstakes competitions spread rapidly. In the 19th century, every state banned lotteries--defined as competitions in which chances to win prizes were sold÷to protect citizens. In 1868, Congress prohibited the distribution of lottery materials through the mail. The mid-20th century sweepstakes, however, did not require contestants to purchase tickets or products to win prizes and were thus considered legal. In 1966, the
"Labor Has To Be International:" David Abdulah Describes Workers Strategies for Organizing Transnati
The power, global reach, and flexibility of multi-national corporations increased dramatically during the 1980's and 1990's as a revolution in communications technology and the increasing adoption of free trade agreements between countries allowed companies to shift production easily from one part of the globe to another. Many companies could now pressure labor unions by negotiating favorable contracts wherever labor costs and local tax laws suited them. However, the increasingly interwoven glob