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Saurman Provocative Lecture - Linda R. Beito, Ph.D.
Start Date: 3/18/2019Start Time: 5:15 AM
End Date: 3/18/2019End Time: 6:45 AM

Event Description:
“T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer“
Professor Beito's talk tells the remarkable story of T.R.M. Howard, one of the early leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Howard was the subject of a biography that she and her co-author David T. Beito wrote under the title of Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power (University of Illinois Press, 2009), which is now available with a new foreword and afterword (Independent Institute, 2018). A renaissance man, Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard (1908-1976) was a respected surgeon, important black community leader, and successful businessman. Howard's story reveals the importance of the black middle class, their endurance and entrepreneurship in the midst of Jim Crow, and their critical role in the early Civil Rights movement. Howard founded black community organizations, organized civil rights rallies and boycotts, championed free enterprise, critiqued Big Government and socialism, mentored Medgar Evers, fought the Ku Klux Klan, and helped lead the fight for justice for Emmett Till and others. Raised in poverty and witness to racial violence from a young age, Howard was passionate about justice and equality. Ambitious, zealous, and sometimes paradoxical, T.R.M. Howard provides
a complete and fascinating portrait of an important leader all too often forgotten.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - Student Union

SJSU Main Campus - University Theater
Contact Information:
Name: Linda Ortega
Phone: 408-924-5405
Additional Information
The Department of Economics invites students, faculty, and the general public to consider intellectual arguments on controversial topics. Presenters are noted for outstanding scholarship and public speaking ability. This series fosters the tradition of higher education to challenge ideas and develop critical thinking in an environment of respect for intellectual discourse. Our goal is that you engage critical thinking skills to reach your own informed position on controversial issues.
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