Between Radicalism and Repression: U.S. Black Communists Against Racial Capitalism, a lecture by Dr. Charisse Burden-StellyIn this lecture Dr. Burden-Stelly discusses the scholar-activism of Black anticapitalists such as Claudia Jones, James Ford, William Patterson, Paul Robeson, Dorothy Hunton, and W.E.B. Du Bois who offered a fundamental challenge to the entanglements of United States racism, capitalism, and imperialism throughout the twentieth century.
This lecture is presented as part of Land to Light On, a collaborative public programming series between the Wattis Institute and CCA's academic departments focusing on racial capitalism, abolition, and decolonization.
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar in the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College. A scholar of critical Black studies, political theory, political economy, and intellectual history, Dr. Burden-Stelly is the co-author, with Dr. Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Black Scare/Red Scare: Antiblackness, Anticommunism, and the Rise of Capitalism in the United States.
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