Black Reconstruction in Our Times, Presented by the Center For Political Education at the Howard Zinn Book Fair November 19,2017

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is pleased to collaborate with the Center for Political Education for a special multi-session track, “Black Reconstruction in Our Times.” This track will explore and update the ideas presented in W.E.B. DuBois’ classic “Black Reconstruction in America: 1960-1880. This work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. We hope that these conversations will contribute to our understanding of how to build a movement against racism today.

More program announcements coming soon! 

devDevelopment Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans Jordan Camp (Policing the Planet), Laura Pulido (Development Drowned and Reborn)  in conversation with Just Cause/Causa Justa and Movement Generation
firststrikeFirst Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles: Author Damien Sojoyner (First Strike) and educators Chrissy Zavala and Mariame Kaba
blackradFutures of Black Radicalism, Ed Gayle Theresa Johnson Seth Markle, author Motor Cycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, organizers Sanyika Bryant (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement), and Ntayna Lee (LeftRoots)
readyReady to Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles County author Saba Waheed in conversation with Danielle Mahones (Black Workers Project), Melissa Burch (of University of Texas on employment for formerly imprisoned people)
downloadResisting Repression, Jakobi Williams, From The Bullet to the Ballot and Donna Willmot, former political prisoner
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