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Rosemari Mealy: 'Berkeley to Brooklyn'

Cyril Josh Barker | 4/11/2014, 6:34 p.m.

Last Thursday, the Center for Law and Social Justice hosted Dr. Rosemari Mealy, JD, Ph.D., who discussed and signed two of her recently published books at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Her latest books are “Activism and Disciplinary Suspensions/Expulsions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” which chronicles the experiences of six Black students who were expelled from Southern colleges and universities during the 1960s for participating in the nonviolent Black student sit-in movements; and “Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting.”

Mealy is a Brooklyn activist and longtime educator. She has focused much of her work on the areas of African-American women in labor and legal education. She is recognized for her international solidarity and activism, bridging relationships between the people of Cuba and the United States, especially among the African-American and Latino communities.

Mealy is the author of numerous essays and articles. Her books include “Lift These Shadows From Our Eyes.” She has been honored for her community involvement and was the recipient some years ago of the prestigious Claudia Jones Fellow in the African New World Studies Program at Florida International University (Miami), where she taught critical race theory analysis.