Historian Robin D. G. Kelley has uncovered a tradition of African American radicalism that was — and is — a crucial part of the American left’s history. He talks to Jacobin about the need to connect struggles against racism and class oppression.
Paul Peart-Smith, Paul Buhle, and Herb Boyd provide the world with their masterful graphic adaptation and edited interpretation of W. E. B. Du Bois’s great scholarly The Souls of Black Folk - “The Souls of Black Folk: In Its Time…and Ours.”
Poet Langston Hughes was invited to speak at Occidental College on this day in 1948, then uninvited when red-baiters released a report calling him a “subversive.” His story shows how the postwar Red Scare targeted radicals, particularly black leftists.
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Thinking about the role that historical testimony played in getting some measure of justice for the Rosewood survivors, it’s hard not to also think about the way that lawmakers in Florida are trying to skew the teaching of history.
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