Stefan Bradley

It's Our Duty to Win: The Role of the Black Community in the 2020 Election

This lecture covers the role that Black people have historically played in the American democracy and highlights some of the current issues facing the Black community. As the democracy is threatened by racism and COVID-19, the righteous have a “duty to win.”





Stefan M. Bradley is a professor in the African American Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University and BCLA coordinator of diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for his scholarship, teaching, leadership, and service. Originally from Yakima, Washington, Bradley researches the effects of student activism on college campuses. He is author of "Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League," and "Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s," which won the Phillis Wheatley Book Prize. Bradley is co-editor of "Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence." His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Rolling Stone. Bradley has been featured on Cspan2 BookTV, MSNBC, CNN, as well as nationally syndicated radio stations such as NPR. He is frequently invited to lecture at venues around the nation.