Dr. Leonard Moore, the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas, looks to 1972 and the tensions between a Black America divided into integrationists and separatists, a rift exacerbated by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to help us understand politics today. Drawing parallels to 2020 and a Presidential candidate reacting to the Obama presidency, Dr. Moore discusses his perspective on the Black community’s roles in these elections and what we can learn from this critical moment in American history.
- Moderator: Devin Walker
- Book Signing: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
Leonard Moore, The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972