Demystifying the Black Panther Party and Black Lives Matter Organizations

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Join Senior Librarian of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Jameka Lewis as she unpacks the historical and contemporary social climates that birthed the existence of these very unique, largely demonized, and often misunderstood organizations. Learn more about the mission and activists that transformed grassroots concepts that inspired global change agencies.

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Jameka B. Lewis is a native of Guthrie, OK. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Langston University and obtained a Master of Library Science degree from Texas Women’s University in 2012. She worked at Langston University from October 2005 until December 2016, where she served in numerous positions, including Special Resources Librarian and Head of Special Collections. She holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Library Association, the Association of College & Research Libraries and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She was also the recipient of the IMLS-Rare Book School Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians in 2016. As a Senior Librarian at BCL, Jameka hopes to expand services to children and youth and implement technology courses for BCL’s homeless customers. She enjoys providing reference services for the first floor and managing the daily operations for BCL’s circulating library. In her spare time, Jameka enjoys researching materials and artifacts pertaining to African and African American history. She is an admirer and forever student in the area of Black History and research and eagerly shares her knowledge with those she encounters. 

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