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The Mind of the State: Black Activists and Counter-insurgency in the United States and Canada, 1960s-1970s

Date & time
Friday, April 14, 2023
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey


This event is free


History Department


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room LB 1014

Wheel chair accessible


This lecture will examine the ways that African peoples in North America imagined and pursued self-determination after World War II. It will illuminate how the U.S. and Canadian governments discredited Black people's justice claims by using counterinsurgency and counter-revolutionary methods to undermine Black communities in North America (including the Caribbean). 

Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey (Nii Laryea Osabu I, Oblantai Mantse, Atrekor We) is Assistant Professor of post-Reconstruction U.S. and African Diaspora history and William Dawson Chair at McGill University.

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