"Ballots & Bullets" Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Sponsored by Thompson Hine, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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Featured Speaker:

James Robenalt, Thompson Hine

James D. Robenalt is the author of Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland.  The book traces Cleveland’s political climate in 1968, weaving a spellbinding story that examines the origins of violence in a city that became ground zero during the civil rights and black power struggles.  The compelling story of urban race relations still resonates in 2018. He previously authored January 1973, The Harding Affair, and Linking Rings.

Robenalt is also partner in Thompson Hine's Business Litigation practice group. He has been named as one of America's Leading Lawyers in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. Jim has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Additional Panelists:

  • Walter Beach, Eyewitness to events leading up the 1968 shootout.  A former Cleveland Browns player and assistant to Mayor Carl Stokes.

  • Mutawaf Shaheed, Eyewitness to events leading up the 1968 shootout. Imam and black nationalist poet.

  • Moderator: Lee Fisher, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

  • Concluding Remarks Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

 

CLE credit: 1.5 free hours

Category: CLE Programs, Faculty, General, Public Lectures, Student

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