How do we live and talk with each other to achieve ourselves and a more perfect union?
The Institute of the Black World (IBW) is a gathering of black scholars/activist who are convinced that the gifts of their minds are meant to be used in the service of the struggles of the black community. It is therefore an experiment with scholarship in the context of struggle, as defined by its founders.
"In order to (activate) the (untapped) energy of the masses, in order to make them available to themselves and to history...the pressing need of the hour is to get the scholarly materials out of the libraries into the minds and muscles of the people." --Lerone Bennett, Jr.