Guest lecturer speaks about ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Western welcomed guest speaker Dr. Mark Naison, professor of African-American studies and history at Fordham University, on April 19, 2012, for a discussion about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.

Naison’s lecture, “Revolt! How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective,” was held in the Student Center Theater. The lecture honored the life and scholarship of the late Professor of English Dr. Steven D. Neuwirth, a specialist in Early American literature and American history who made significant contributions to the university’s academic program development from the 1980s until his retirement in 2003.

Naison, who directs Fordham’s Urban Studies Program, is the author of several books and more than 100 articles on African-American history, urban history and the history of sports.

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Dr. Mark Naison