Celebrated activist and scholar Adolph Reed, Jr. will answer the question “Why Is There No Black Political Movement?” from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Sanford Room. Reed is a professor of political science at the New School University in Manhattan. He is the author of “Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene” (2000); “Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post Segregation Era” (1999); “W.E.B. DuBois and American Political Thought: Fabianism and the Color Line” (1997); and “The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics” (1986). His essays have appeared in “The Nation,” “The Progressive” and “The Village Voice”.