Wed, 09 May 2018, 18:30
The Gotham Center for New York History, New York (USA), Skylight Room (9th Floor), The Gotham Center for New York City History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6103, New York, NY 10016, USA
Margaret Stevens speaking at The Gotham Center for New York City History
Margaret Stevens talks about her new book, Red International and Black Caribbean, which re-situates black New York during the interwar period within the radical global anti-colonial struggle
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?
Also speaking are 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. Nikhil 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.
Co-sponsored by Pluto Press, The University of North Carolina Press, The University of California Press, Verso Books, and The Museum of the City of New York. The authors’ books will be available for purchase.