12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Personal Theology and the Literature, Film and Drama Contingent of the Social Justice Council jointly sponsored a presentation by Dr. James L. Taylor on January 17, 2021 on Zoom.

Dr. Taylor is Professor of Political Science in the Graduate Urban and Public Affairs Program and the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. His current research is on a full-length study of the Peoples Temple Movement and African American political history in California. He is past director of the African American Studies Program and has taught regularly in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama; co-editor and author of Something’s in the Air: Race and the Legalization of Marijuana, as well as the article “King the Sell Out or Sellin’ Out King?: Hip Hop’s Martin Luther King, Jr.,” in Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era.

Professor Taylor is former President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, an organization of African American, African and Afro Caribbean political scientists in the United States. He is the immediate past Chair of the Department of Politics at USF.