The Georgia State University Department of African-American Studies announces the publication of Prof. Akinyele Omowale Umoja‘s new book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (2013; on order). Prof. Umoja will give a talk and sign books at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 10 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
Prof. Umoja is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American Studies; he teaches courses on the history of the civil rights and Black Power movements, and on other social movements as well. He has been a community activist for over forty years.
Prof. Umoja is also the author of several articles, including:
- “From Malcolm X to Omowale Malik Shabazz: The Transformation and Its Impact on the Black Liberation Struggle,” in James Conyers and Andrew Smallwood, Malcolm X: A Historical Reader (2008)
- “Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers: An Ethnographic Study,” Leadership for a Changing World, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University (2007)
- “Return to the Source: The Role of Service-Learning in Recapturing the ‘Empowerment’ Mission of African-American Studies,” Black Scholar 35, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 25-36, co-authored with Charles E. Jones and Patricia Dixon; also published in The Western Journal of Black Studies 27, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 205-214.
- “1964: The Beginning of the End of Nonviolence in the Mississippi Freedom Movement,” Radical History Review, 85 (Winter 2003): 201-226
- “‘We Will Shoot Back': The Natchez Model and Paramilitary Organization in the Mississippi Freedom Movement,” Journal of Black Studies, 32, no. 3 (January 2002): 271-294
- “Repression Breeds Resistance: The Black Liberation Army and the Radical Legacy of the Black Panther Party,” New Political Science, 21, no. 2 (June 1999): 131-155
- “The Ballot and the Bullet,” Journal of Black Studies, 29, no. 4 (March 1999): 558-577
Prof. Umoja’s talk is free and open to the public. The Auburn Avenue Research Library is located near the Georgia State University campus, at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Courtland Street. Walking and other directions are available here.