A Chronology: 1976

Compiled by Howard Dodson

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1976

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IBW organizes and presents a two-day public forum on the theme “Quality Education and the Black Community” featuring Dr. Barbara Sizemore Worter, Toni Cade Bambara, Atlanta Schools Superintendent Dr. Alonzo Crim, Grace Lee Boggs, Vincent Harding, and Dr. N’aim Akbar. Proceedings are published by IBW press under the same title.

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In conjunction with the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, IBW co-sponsors a three-day symposium on the theme “The Resurgence of Black History.” Participants include Sylvia Wynter, Mary Francis Berry, Robert Hill, Vincent Harding, Lawrence D. Reddick, and John Hope Franklin.

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Dialogue between the Institute of the Black World and the Fanon Research and Development Center, Los Angeles, California, is held at the Fanon Center on the theme, “Black Child Development: Future Directions.” Howard Dodson, Toni Cade Bambara and Jan Douglass represent IBW.

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IBW Press publishes “Questions of the American Revolution: Conversations with James Boggs” by Xavier Nicholas.

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IBW opens bookstore in 87 Chestnut Street facilities to market and sell its own publications and products and make available publications on black history and culture that were not available in publicly accessible bookstores in Atlanta.

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IBW launches a new magazine-format publication under its IBW Black-World-View brand. The IBW Press publishes it periodically in 20-24 page formats. Black-World-View combines new perspectives on black history with critical analyses of national and international issues affecting the future of black struggle.