Revisiting Gary 1972: Re-energizing the Movement for Black Political Power in 2021

The National Black Political Convention was a critical milestone in the struggle for Black political power. Members of the Congress of African People played a key role in organizing for the convention as well as for the assemblies around the Black agenda that followed. This panel will explore the need for a renewed call for a national political agenda, learning from the lessons of Gary and other subsequent gatherings.

Rukia Lumumba

People’s Advocacy Institute & Movement for Black Lives

Taalamu Holiday

CAP veteran organizer for the Gary convention

Larry Hamm

People's Organization for Progress (POP) in NJ

Kelly Harris

Africana Studies Department, Seton Hall University

Rev. Estelle (Akiba) David

CAP veteran who staffed the Gary convention

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