Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Bay Area Celebrates the 80th Birthday of Dr. Nathan Hare in Oakland at Geoffery's Club, Saturday, April 13,3-5pm

Happy 80th Birthday Dr. Nathan Hare
Father of Black Studies
Geoffery's Club
410 14th St., Oakland
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Free. Donations accepted.








Q and A

The End


Geoffery Pete,  Paul Cobb, Oakland Post; Marvin X, Amira Jackmon, Esq., Archives Project; Dr. Mona Scott, Black Repertory Group Theatre, West Oakland Renaissance Committee/Elders Council, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Lower Bottom Playaz, Geoffery Grier, SF Recovery Theatre, Wanda Sabir, SF Bayview

For information: 510-200-4164

Dr. Hare on the Hare Papers


Looks great so far as it went. What you have in those boxes, as you know, is not the whole or the best of what’s in the apartment, let alone the entire stash.

FYI. I have been written about with Martin Luther King and Floyd McKissick in the official FBI Newsletter, May 23, 1967,  at the end of co-leading the campus uprising at Howard toward a black university relevant to the black community and its needs in the face of an announcement in 1966 to make it “Sixty Percent White by 1970) anticipating the riots that came that summer.  

I have published in Newsweek (debating RoyWilkins, NAACP), Massachusetts Review, the London times, Social Forces, Social Education, Saturday Review, Saturday Evening Post, U. S. News and World Report, Esquire’s “Thirteen Top Black Scholars.” Negro History Bulletin, Journal of Negro Education, Graduate Journal, Liberal Education, ad infinitum, the periodical Black Male/Female Relationships, The Black Think Tank.

Julia was named by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1966 as the “Outstanding Young Educator” (35 and under) for every grade level for the whole of the District of Columbia’ public school system.  She also was included in Ebony’s “150 Most Influential African-Americans” circa 2008. Multiple times “Ten Most Influential African-Americans in the Bay Area” from City Flight Magazine. She and John Hope Franklin are among those who have been conducted into Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame. Currently integrated but still rated as one of the top high schools in the country. Julia grew up playing piano and organ for the Mt. zion Baptist Church, which was bombed from the air, the only instance in American history. She also was university organist while still a student. She was also voted the Best Girl Dancer and Most Popular Girl at Langston.

I have won distinguished awards, including the highest given , lifetime achievement, from the National Association of Black Sociologists, and National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, black psychologists, National Council for Black Studies (twice),  etc.

I was on the Steering Committee of the First and Third National Black Power Conferences. (Newark and Philadelphia, respectively). Also The First National Black United Front founded by a former student, Stokely Carmichael.

I was a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford on the Sixties, Julia and I have been Distinguished Visiting Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania, Stillman (Alabama) and Lane (Tennesee).

I have keynoted the Fourth National Conference of Afroamerican Writers as well as the National Conference of Black studies. I was on the North America Zonal Committee of the Second  World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), held in Lagos. I was an invited by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) as an observer at the First World Festival of Arts and Culture (Algiers).

I was a professional boxer in D.C. and Maryland (featured on the cover of Jet, in Ebony, Sepia, NET (National Educational Television). Made for TV Movie “Color Us Black).”

Julia aspired to be an actor later in life and had among her credits a  bit part with Jackie Gleason in “Mr. Billion. She was or is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and
Was for three years Director of Community Affairs for KSFO radio (Cowboy Gene Autry’ station) for ten years. Was on the air in a morning drive in dialogue with Don Sherwood. She was also a Talk Show host for three years at KGO Radio, the ABC Station.

I did two Ph.D. theses.  My master’s thesis, ”A Study of the Professional Boxer” (1957) anticipated sports sociology and sports psychology. Translated in several languages and included in several anthologies, including Abraham Chapman’s, Mentor Book, “New Black Voices” (featured on the cover).

We lived through segregation in the South until the 1960s. I served in the U.S. Army, though a resister in my way before it was popular. The only person I know who got drafted and got the orders canceled. Also, when I saw proof of service in the early 1980s the Army had no record of ever discharging me. I achieved Sharpshooter ranking without completing the shooting involved.

We will come across documentation of such as the above in the final gathering of the archives.

For your personal information, be advised that I fully intend to complete the autobiography myself (hence “auto”) before I croak. For I have miles to go before I sleep, despite the fact that there are several things that might be good enough to take me out.  One month from now, on Paul Robeson’s birthday, I will be 80.  If I manage to finish the autobiography, you would then be encouraged to do a biography, as materials and notes would be left over from the autobiography, aside from all the gossip, lies and scuttlebutt you might gather as well.


Invited friends and supporters

Eugene and Lynette White
Doris Ward
Willie Brown
Charlie Walker
Norman Brown
Will and Maxine Ussery
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Collins
Eileen Hernandez
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vernado
Rev. George Murray
Aubrey LaBrie
Abdul Sabry
Ishmael Reed
Al Young
Art Sheridan
Judge Henry Ramsey and Mrs. Eleanor Ramsey
Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Merikitani
Dr. Mona Scott
Sean Vaughn Scott
Ramal Lamar
Terry Collins
Benny Stewert
Bernard Stringer
Sharon Trestkonuff
JoAnn Mitchell
Dr. Doroty Tsuruta
Dr. Oba T'Shaka
Dr. Kenneth Montiero
Dr. Wade Nobles
Association of Black Psychologists
Association of Black Sociologists
Black Scholar Magazine
Robert Allen
Ernie Allen
Baba Lumumba
Judge Colbert
Joyce Gordon
Paul Cobb
Black Love Lives conference
Black Power Babies
Duke Williams
Keith Carson
Sandre Swanson
Barbara Lee
Bobby Seale
Emory Douglas
Tarika Lewis
Billy X
East Side Arts
Dr. J. Vern Cromartie
Majeedah Rahman
Dr. Fritz Pointer
Donald Hopkins
Ronald V. Dellums
Angela Davis
Fania Davis
Clarence Thomas
Walter Riley
Ayodele Nzinga
Mama Ayanna
Wilson Riles Jr.
Reginald James
Deborah James
Paul Cobb
Conway Jones, Jr.
Geoffrey Pete
Geoffery Grier
Kenneth Johnson
Dr. Muhammad Ahmed
Amiri Baraka
Amina Baraka
Askie Toure
Sonia Sanchez
Dr. Greg Carr
Mr. and Mrs Leon Teasley
Muhammad Al Kareem

You are cordially invited to attend a birthday celebration of 
our esteemed sociologist and clinical psychologist, the father of Black Studies in America, the Honorable Dr. Nathan Hare.

Geoffery's Club will host this event at 410 14th @ Franklin, downtown Oakland. 3-5pm

(If your name is not on this list, call us 510-200-4164, thank you)

If you cannot attend, and if you can, please send your donation to Dr. Hare Birthday Party, c/o Post Newspaper Group.

 Marvin X and violinist Tarika Lewis

Dr. Nathan Hare, sociologist, clinical psychologist, father of Black Studies in America

This event is sponsored by the Post Newspaper Group, Community Archives Project, Black Bird Press, Black Think Tank, San Francisco Recovery Theatre, Lower Bottom Playaz, Geoffery's Club, West Oakland Renaissance Committee/Elders Council and the Berkeley Black Repertory Group Theatre. If you would like to be listed as a sponsor, please call 510-200-4164.

The Dr. Nathan Hare and Dr. Julia Hare Archives

At the moment, the Hare archives consist of nearly two hundred boxes of materials, including correspondence, notes, note books, news clippings with notes, manuscripts, drafts, articles, speeches, emails, published articles in magazines such as Ebony, Jet, Negro Digest/Black World, Black Scholar (Dr. Hare, founder), lecture notes, proposals for the first Black Studies program in America at San Francisco State College, now University, 1968. Included are financial records, floppy disks, video and audio tapes, from speaking events, photos, leaflets, posters, promotional materials. A draft of Dr. Nathan Hare's autobiography is included.

Materials include his time at the University of Chicago, Howard University, San Francisco State University and his private practice as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Julia Hare's archives include correspondence, speech notes, manuscript drafts, published articles and books such as How to Find and Keep a BMW (Black Man Working) and the Political and Sexual Anorexia of the Black Woman. Dr. Nathan Hare's classic is the Black Anglo-Saxons. His Black Scholar magazine publications are complete, including his letter of resignation.

His online writings fill volumes and the video record of Dr. Julia Hare is on youtube. Her speech at Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Nation has over a million hits.

In the field of Black Studies, no one has the stature of Dr. Nathan Hare. As a speaker, Dr. Julia Hare is known as the female Malcolm X.

The Hare collection is thus fundamental and essential for understanding the evolution of the Black Student movement, Black Studies and Black Consciousness in America over the past sixty years.
--Marvin X
project director,
Community Archives Project

In assembling the Dr. Nathan Hare and Dr. Julia Hare papers, we found Nathan's boxing robe. In background Archive Project's associate Rahim Ali. photo Marvin X

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