May 24, 2024

Historian and Author Presents Lecture, 2/18

Donna Murch. Photo courtesy of Rutgers University

Donna Murch. Photo courtesy of Rutgers University

Donna Murch, associate professor of history at Rutgers University, will present “A Time Before Crack: The Destruction of the Southern California Black Panther Party and the Transformation of Black Youth Culture in Late 20th Century Los Angeles” on Monday, Feb. 18. The lecture, part of UMW’s Black History Month celebration, will explore the social, political and cultural issues that influenced the demise of the Black Panther Party and its impact on African-American youth culture in Los Angeles, Calif. Murch is the author of “Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California.”

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.