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Philosophy Born of Struggle conference records

Identifier: HC.MC-1350

Scope and Contents

This collection includes programs and posters, correspondence and conference materials, histories of the conference, miscellaneous materials, and recordings. Programs and posters advertise the conference over the years, and sometimes include lists of speakers. Correspondence and conference materials includes invitations to speak, speaker biographies, discussions of conference planning, and occassionally texts from the conference. Histories of the conference includes two short essays. Miscellaneous materials include materials related to J. Everet Green not related to the Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference, including a 2015 speech, a newspaper article, and some fragments.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1994 - 2018


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical Note

The Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference was founded by J. Everet Green and Leonard Harris in 1994. The impetus for the conference came from an event organized by Green on February 17, 1994 at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York, when students and faculty gathered for a philosophy discussion entitled "The Search for Alternatives: African American Perspectives on the Human Situation" for the purpose of bringing awareness of the African American experience to the campus. The discussion created great interest on campus, and led to the creation of a full-day conference on October 21 of the same year.

The title of the conference comes from a text authored by Leonard Harris. Many important thinkers and writers in the field of Africana Philosphy spoke at the Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference, sometimes in multiple years. For many years, the conference continued to be held at Rockland Community College, but it has also been held at other US institutions.


.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



Programs, posters, correspondence, and recordings related to the Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference, and important yearly gathering in the subject of Africana Philosophy.


Organized by theme and chronologically


Gift of J. Everet Green, July 2022

Related Materials

MC 1337: Lucious T. Outlaw, Jr. papers MC 1332: Richard A. Jones papers Purdue University MSP 194: Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference records

Processing Information

Processed by Alex Asal and Sarah Horowitz, completed October 2023

Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference records
Alex Asal and Sarah Horowitz
October, 2023
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