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May 09, 2018
Gotham's Black Radical Past (and Future?)
The Gotham Center for New York City History
May 09, 2018
6.30pm -
The Gotham Center for New York City History
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, Skylight Room (9th Floor)
New York, NY 10016 United States

New York has often been a headquarters for social, political and economic reform. And the city's internationalism often gave movements here a more radical tinge. How did that global perspective shape far-left and progressive black activism in 20th c. America? And what should we learn from this radical past?

Margaret Stevens talks about her new book, Red International and Black Caribbean, which re-situates black radical New York during the interwar period within the global anti-colonial struggle. Christopher Tinson speaks about his new work, Radical Intellect, the first history of the NYC-based Liberator magazine, exploring the internationalist dimension of black journalism in the 1960s and '70s. ‚ÄčNikhil Singh, author of the new Race and America's Long War (examining the "War on Terror" in the context of U.S. racial foreign policy history), talks about black radicalism today. Premilla Nadasen (author, Household Workers Unite, and consultant on the National Domestic Workers Alliance “We Dream in Black Project”) joins and moderates.