Who is Dr. Akinyele Umoja?
The keynote speaker, Dr. Akinyele Umoja, is an educator, scholar-activist and author. Currently, he is a professor of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. Dr. Umoja’s writing has been featured in scholarly publications including The Journal of Black Studies, New Political Science, The International Journal of Africana Studies, Black Scholar, Radical History Review, and Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in The Mississippi Freedom Movement (New York University Press, 2013).