PUBLIC SQUARE LIVE EVENT REVISITS THE BLACK PANTHER MOVEMENT
When he walked into the Black Panthers NY office in the late 1960s, an angry 15-year-old boy, Jamal Joseph was ready to take up arms for the cause.
Instead, the group’s leader handed him the Autobiography of Malcolm X, Wretched of the Earth, by Franz Fanon, Mao Tse Tung’s Little Red Book, and a number of other books about black oppression in the U.S., the importance of education and more.
“I thought this was a test. I said ‘Excuse me brother, I thought you were going to arm me,” Joseph told the audience gathered for CUNY Law’s Public Square. “He said, “Excuse me brother, but I just did.”
Joseph, now a professor at Columbia University, was among an esteemed group of civil rights activists and lawyers who came together, on Sept. 10, for the law school’s first Public Square event of the school year, “Defending the Panthers.” READ MORE
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2015
Join us for Alumni Weekend 2015 as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the clinic and concentration programs, participate in engaging CLEs led by your fellow alums, and nominate your peers for the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Click here to see the agenda. CLE program, and to register.
CUNY LAW IMPACT: FAMILY LAW
These CUNY Law alumni are increasing the well-being of families throughout New York. Read more