Dr. Nathan Hare, Father of Black Studies, Turns 80

Dr. Nathan Hare

The Bay Area is invited to celebrate the 80th birthday of Dr. Nathan Hare, the father of Black Studies in the United States, Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St. in Oakland. A sociologist and clinical psychologist, Dr. Hare, who was born on April 9, 1933, was the first person hired to coordinate a Black studies program in the U.S, at San Francisco State University in 1968. He was involved in a five-month strike for Black studies led by the Black Student Union, backed by the Third World Liberation Front and the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Black, white, and Third World students and professors participated in the strike, which also included community leaders and the Black Faculty Union, headed by Hare. Dr. Hare and the audience will celebrate with a piano concert by his wife of 57 years, Dr. Julia Hare. Marvin X, a longtime associate of Dr. Hare, will read from his writings. Tarika Lewis, Destiny Muhammad and Tacuma King will also perform. For information, call (510) 200-4164.
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