Author to discuss civil rights ‘outlaws’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Author and African American studies scholar Akinyele Umoja will speak at the University of Louisville April 2 about armed resistance during the U.S. civil rights movement.

    His free, public talk, “The Movement’s Outlaws: When the Civil Rights Movement Stood Up,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, on the Belknap Campus.

    Umoja, chair of Georgia State University’s African American studies department, will share research from his book “We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.” He will sign book copies after his UofL talk.

    The Project Progress event, offered as part of the Pan-African studies department’s 40th anniversary celebration, was postponed from Feb. 5 because of weather. The five-year Project Progress initiative focuses on activities and the aftermath of the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement.

    For more information, contact W.S. Tkweme at 502-852-5985 or or Ricky Jones at 502-852-0027 or

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.