June 2016

ONE DC 10th Anniversary with Angela Davis and Barbara Ransby

Date: June 18, 2016
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Description: A Community Dialogue on Community Organizing & Movement Building featuring Dr. Angela Davis, Dr. Barbara Ransby, and ONE DC members, as well as special musical & spoken word.

May 2016

The Long Struggle For Civil Rights And Black Freedom, The Future of the African American Past Conference
Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 6:45p
Location: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
Description: Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and today will reflect on African American political activism in the last half-century, putting recent struggles in the broader context of black people’s long demand for equality, which began in the holds of slave ships and survived the nadir of segregation and disenfranchisement.

April 2016

“‘Black Lives Matter,’ Past and Present: Ella Baker’s Legacy and the Implications for 21st Century Activism,”Carl Becker Lecture at Cornell University
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 4:30p
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Description: Political activist and historian Barbara Ransby will hold an open campus and Ithaca community conversation on “‘Black Lives Matter,’ Past and Present: Ella Baker’s Legacy and the Implications for 21st Century Activism,” Wednesday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road. Ransby will be on campus as the Cornell history department’s Carl Becker lecturer.
The Becker Lectures in History series is the most important event sponsored by the Department of History. Now in its third decade, the series brings distinguished historians from all areas of specialization to Cornell each year. It is named for Carl Becker, who taught at Cornell from 1917 until 1941, when he became the university’s official historian.

March 2016

The Roots of Mass Incarceration and the History of Resistance to It, Beyond the Bars Conference
Date: March 14, 2016
Location: Columbia University, New York, NY
Description: This plenary session will explore the question of how we ended up with a system of mass incarceration; what are its roots. It will examine the history of resistance to this system including from people inside prison and from those who have come home. It will look at the current struggles in the communities led by younger people and their relationship to the policies and practices of mass incarceration.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Angela Davis, Activist, Scholar and Writer
Dan Berger, Assistant Professor, University of Washington at Bothell
Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner/Organizer, Release Aging People in
Page May, Assata’s Daughters
Moderator: Barbara Ransby, Professor and Director of the Social Justice Initiative at
the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Black Freedom Movement Today in the Era of the “Post-Racial,”The 2016 Annual Debra L. Lee Lecture with Professor Barbara Ransby
2016 Debra L. Lee Lecture with Barbara Ransby
Date: March 7, 2016
Location: Brown University, Providence, RI
Description: The Debra L. Lee Lecture Series is an annual event of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice which invites the most distinguished scholars and activists to Brown to discuss historic and contemporary issues related to the legacy of slavery in the Americas and the world.

February 2016

“From Black Power To Black Lives Matter: Mapping The Terrain Of The Black Freedom Movement, ”2016 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Date: February 23
Location: Wake Forest University
Description: Each year the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosts a distinguished scholar, activist, or artist to address the university and broader community.

“The Long Black Freedom Movement, from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter: History Lessons and Contemporary Realities”
Date: February 17, 2016
Time: 7-8:30p
Location: Connecticut College, New London, CT
Description: A lecture by Barbara Ransby, historian, writer, longtime activist and author of “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement.” Ransby is a professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs both the campuswide Social Justice Initiative and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. Ransby will discuss Ella Baker, one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement, and 21st-century activism. 7-8:30 p.m., Cro’s Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion.

January 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program Keynote Speaker
Date: January 18, 2016
Time: 4:30p
Location: Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL


June 2014

Printers Row Lit Fest: Barbara Ransby
Date: Sunday, June 8th
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Program: Barbara Ransby in conversation with Amina Gautier
Location: Jones College Prep, #5034

May 2014

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to Friday, May 30, 2014
Time: All day
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Description: 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964. This website is a central location for the Freedom Summer events that will take place in Chicago. There are many events planned to commemorate this important historic moment and to reflect on contemporary movement-building. This site includes events and content sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Black Youth Project (BYP100), Chicago Freedom School, and Project NIA.
Join us for an intergenerational interactive gathering of scholars, artists & activists to wrestle with the past and imagine & organize for a better future.

Speakers & Participants include:
Angela Davis
Julian Bond
Robin D.G.Kelley
Rosa Clemente
For more information and registration, please visit Chicago Freedom Summer 2014.


June 2013

“Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson:” A book discussion with author Barbara Ransby
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI

“Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson:” A book discussion with author Barbara Ransby
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Location: Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301

May 2013

Nobel Women’s Initiative’s 4th Biennial Conference, Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven Solutions For A Nonviolent World Participant
Date: May 28-30
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Info:  Follow Nobel Women’s Initiative on Facebook, Twitter(#womenbeyondwar),
Instagram (@nobelwomen), and the Women Beyond War Blog!

To see and hear Barbara’s interviews and book talks, please go to Media & Interviews.
“Many Ways of Knowing: Alternative Archives, Insurgent Epistemologies, and Black Women’s Lives” Keynote Address at 2013 Dealing with Difference Institute at Western Illinois University
Date: May 14, 2013
Location: Western Illinois University

“The Role Communities Play in P-12 and Higher Education” Panelist at 2013 Dealing with Difference Institute at Western Illinois University
Date: May 15, 2013
Location: Western Illinois University

April 2013

Interview with Onka Dekker of Voice of America News, www.voa.com
Date: April 10, 2013

UK launch of Eslanda: The large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Date: April 16, 2013
Location: Firebox, 106-8 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BZ

Visiting Author Series Presents: Barbara Ransby
Date: April 20, 2013
Location: Source Booksellers, 4240 Cass Avenue, Ste. 105, Detroit, MI

The 2nd Annual Paul Robeson Lecture with guest speaker Barbara Ransby presented by the Departments of Geography, Sociology, History, African American Studies & Anthropology at Chicago State University
Date: April 22, 2013
Location: Chicago State University New Academic Library, 4th floor Auditorium

March 2013

Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Barbara Ransby to discuss and sign her new book, Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies, One DC, Teaching for Change, and Busboys and Poets
Dr. Ransby will be interviewed by Dr. Clarence Lusane, author of The Black History of White House. Dr. Greg Carr, Howard University, will deliver an introduction to the book and speakers.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V, Washington, DC

Black Women and Black Internationalism: Essie Robeson’s Global Politics and Global Travels, 1928 – 1965
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Location: The University of Maryland, Nyumburu Cultural Center, College Park, MD 20742

Writing Black Women Back Into History: A discussion with Barbara Ransby and Susan Robeson
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Location: Browsing Room of The Founders Library at Howard University

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson: Book Discussion with author Barbara Ransby
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Location: National Museum of African Art, Sub-level 2, Lecture Room

Eslanda Robeson: Black Internationalism & the Fight Against White Supremacy and Empire in the 20th Century
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Location: Case Western University, Clark Hall Room 309

Interview with Elizabeth Robinson on No Alibis, KCSB FM 91.9, www.kcsb.org
Date: March 27, 2013

A Conversation with Barbara Ransby: Endeavours, a colloquium in the Department of African American Studies at Yale University
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Location: Yale University

February 2013

Interview with Laura Flanders on GRIT tv
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3p

Black History Month Special Program: Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 4p
Location: Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014

Interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8a

Wake up with WURD hosted by Stephanie Renee
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2013
Info: Please go to 900 AM WURD http://900amwurd.com

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4p
Location: The Center for Humanities at Temple University, 10th floor, Gladfelter Hall, Philadelphia, PA

WHYY Interview on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane with guest-host Tracey Matisak
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11a-12p
Location: http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/

Interview with Melissa Harris Perry Show
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Location: http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/melissa-harris-perry/

Eslanda and Black Women’s International Solidarity: A Conversation with Barbara Ransby sponsored by The Public Square
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6p
Location: Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago

Black History Month Special Program: Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Location: Akiba Bookstore, Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL.

“Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” Book Discussion with author Barbara Ransby
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Location: Bulls Head Bookshop (UNC Campus)—2nd floor of UNC Student Bookstore

The Progressive Magazine Interview with Matt Rothschild
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:15a (CST)

January 2013

Interview with Rick Kogan on WBEZ “Afternoon Shift”
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Location: On-Air, WBEZ, 91.5

Book reading: Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:30p
Location: Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Info: http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/barbara-ransby