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REFLECTIONS ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE PASSAGE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
The National Economic Association (NEA) and American Society of Hispanic
Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies
at Bucknell University Conference
“Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won.
Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands
and races, and the struggle must be continuous, for freedom is never a final act, but a continuing evolving
process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political, and religious relationships.”
A. PHILIP RANDOLPH
THE GRIOT INSTITUTE FOR AFRICANA
STUDIES AT BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
Visit our website for details: www.bucknell.edu/GriotInstitute
REFLECTIONS ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
PASSAGE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Freedom and Justice Conference
July 31 – August 2, 2014
Bucknell University
Thursday, July 31
7 – 8 p.m. Arches Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
Meet and Greet Reception
Friday, August 1
8 – 11 a.m.
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
On-site Registration, Academic West 113 Welcome and Continental Breakfast, Academic West 111
9 – 10:45 a.m. Academic West 116
Session I: Early to Mid-Twentieth Century Struggles for Inclusion and Rights
Chair: Janet Knoedler, Bucknell University
The African American Experience in the Harvard University Graduate Economics
Department: 1940-1950
Samuel L. Myers, Sr., Minority Access, Inc., President Emeritus Bowie State University
Samuel L. Myers, Jr., University of Minnesota
Lawrence Karongo, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
“Maladjusted and Devoid of Culture:” Early African-American Economists’
Assessment of Black Migrants to the North
Nina Banks, Bucknell University
Returning Veterans, Cold War Propaganda and the Problematic Comparison of
the African-American Freedom Struggle and the African Independence Movement
Benjamin Sperry, University of Ghana, Legon
“Reparations Yes!”: The Republic of New Afrika, Economic Justice, and the
Legacies of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
Edward Onaci, Ursinus College
Freedom and Justice Conference
11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Academic West 112
Session II: Economic Rights, Freedom, and Mobility
Chair: Linden Lewis, Bucknell University
Disparate Impact of State Labor Law on Black Workers: Lower Pay by Design
William E. Spriggs, Howard University
How Individual Rights Arguments Limit Activist Government:
Evidence from Opposition to Civil Rights Legislation in the 1960s
Neal Allen, Wichita State University
Hobbes and Rawls in Color: On ‘Meritocracy’, Mass Incarceration and Economic
Obsolescence in the Shadow of the Civil Rights Revolution
Marcellus Andrews, Bucknell University
Extract Concerning the Disinherited: How Trauma Impedes Education, Contributes
to Economic Disparity, and Fosters Poverty
tonya thames taylor, West Chester University
1 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Academic West 111
2 – 3:45 p.m.
Academic West 116 Session III: Immigration, Incarceration, and Shared Experience
Chair: Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University
Inter-ethnic Marriage and Male Incarceration
Keoka Grayson, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Why Not Tear Down the Walls Now? Incarceration and Crime in the Neoliberal Period
in the United States
Geert Dhondt, The City University of New York
Ethnic Self-Identification and Crime among Children of Immigrants
Michael Coon, Hood College
Jessica Milli, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Merging Identities and Strategies: Recognizing our Shared Afro-Latino History and Future
Joseph Guzman, Michigan State University
Refugio Rochin, Emeritus, University of California Davis
Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project
4 – 5 p.m.
Academic West 210
Keynote Address: James Stewart
Professor Emeritus of Labor and Employment Relations, African and African American Studies,
and Management and Organization at Penn State University
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Arches Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
Dinner* accompanied by Jazz Trio
*Dinner is a ticketed item for conference panelists and Griot Board members only.
Freedom and Justice Conference
Saturday, August 2
8 – 9 a.m.
Registration, Academic West 113
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Academic West 111
9 – 10:15 a.m.
Academic West 116
Session IV: Racial-Ethnic Disparities
Chair: Vincent Stephens, Bucknell University
A US Truth and Reconciliation Commission for American Indian Atrocities
Janice Judson, Hood College
Dominican Female-Headed Households: Poverty, Educational Attainment,
and Labor Market Conditions
Cruz Caridad Bueno, Siena College
The Market for Markets: Spatial Analysis of Retail Food Access in Latino,
Black and Asian Communities Across America
Folayemi Agbede, American University
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Academic West 112 Session V: Great Recession, Employment, and Labor Market Trends
Chair: Jennifer Figueroa, Bucknell University
The Hispanic Economic Recovery: A Tale of Two Languages
Joseph M. Guzman, Michigan State University
Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project
The Impact of the Great Recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 (ARRA) on the Occupational Segregation of Black Men
Michelle Holder, The City University of New York
Affirmative Action ‘From the Ground Up’: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
and a new definition of Equal Employment Opportunity
David Hamilton Golland, Governors State University
Latino Youth Workforce: Trends and Outlook
Catherine Singley Harvey, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Enrique A. Lopezlira, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Academic West 215
Lunch and Closing Plenary Conversation and Reflections