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Black Power and Palestine: The 1960s-70s Black Freedom Struggle and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • Knox Hall 208, Columbia University 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Book talk with Michael R. Fischbach, Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College
Introduced by Rashid Khalidi, Department of History, Columbia University

Michael R. Fischbach is professor of history at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he has taught since 1992 after receiving his doctorate in modern Middle Eastern history from Georgetown University. He researches issues relating to land and property ownership in the modern Middle East, particularly in connection with Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. In this book, Fischbach researches how the Arab-Israeli conflict was understood by Black Power advocates and left-wing white radicals in America during the 1960s and 1970s.