In reflecting on the recent protests in Atlanta and across the country, a Clayton State University professor says Black college students have always been at the forefront, organizing and mobilizing for change.
“My hope is that in the same way in which Black colleges served as a catalyst and a springboard — not just for discourse but action — they can continue,” said professor Dr. Jelani Favors, who wrote the award-winning book “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism.”
Favors made that comment on Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”
He told the show’s host, Rose Scott, that the time is now to continue corralling students, helping them to direct their energy to eradicate systemic issues.
“We should be able to look at SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) as a model for transformation and change moving forward,” Favors explained.
To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.