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IBW 21 Presents: It’s Nation Time, a National Symposium

By March 14, 2012December 5th, 2022No Comments

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Presents:

 It’s Nation Time

A National Symposium

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary

The 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana

Friday, March 23, 

12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM

Room 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, 

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.


Featuring a Screening of  It’s Nation Timethe Official Documentary Film 

of the Gary Convention and Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Gary Convention and Its Relevance to Black Politics Today


And Tribute to Congressman Donald Payne

 IBW Legacy Award to Honorable Richard G. Hatcher

Honorary Host……………..Convener…………….Special Invited Guest
Panelists & Participants

Verna Avery Brown  

WPFW, Pacifica, Network, Washington, D.C.

“The 1972 National Black Political Convention was one of the most significant gatherings of African Americans in the history of this country. Some 10,000 Black people from all walks of life converged on Gary, Indiana to adopt a National Black Political Agenda and establish a process to hold candidates accountability to Black interests at the local, state and national level.  A new generation of activists, organizers and elected officials need to study the Gary Convention to assess its relevance and meaning for Black politics and the interests and aspirations of Black people today. This is the subject of the March 23rd National Symposium.” – Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

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IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.