- February 12, 2013
- 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
- Cultural Events
- Gramley Library Assembly Room
Presentation and book singing: In "Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power and the Politics of Race," Salem's own assistant professor of history, Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, explores the fascinating story of the radical and revered Nebraska state senator, Ernest Chambers. After his election to the Nebraska Unicameral, Chambers spent the next 40 years fighting police brutality, police murders and for the improvement of the lives of African American and the poor in Omaha, Neb. "Free Radical" is the first published biography of Chambers' career, a powerful account that documents an intellectual's and a community's struggle to repel the attacks of those who would abuse their authority against the African American citizenry.