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Mon 1.18.16 | Race, Privilege, and Food Justice

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Some food justice activists set up gardens in low-income communities. Margaret Ramírez studied a pair of food organizations in Seattle, including one led by Rev. Robert Jeffrey. Ramírez describes how the racial makeup of the staffers, the legacy of plantation slavery, and the gentrifying momentum created by "white spaces" affected what the two groups were able to accomplish. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 12.30.15 | Probing “The Wire”

Linda Williams, On The Wire Duke U. Press, 2014

 

 

 

 

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The Wire clearly wasn't your typical police drama. Linda Williams describes the way in which the critically acclaimed television serial about the streets and institutions of Baltimore broke new ground. Among other things, Williams highlights The Wire's institutional focus and argues that the show rewrote what she calls the melodrama of black and white. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 11.25.15 | Black Slaves, Indians, and the US Colonial Project

Barbara Krauthamer, Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South UNC Press, 2013

Alyosha Goldstein, ed., Formations of United States Colonialism Duke University Press, 2014

Willis and Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation Temple University Press, 2013

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Notions of racial hierarchy abounded in the early nineteenth century as missionaries tried to convert Native Americans, federal officials sought to seize Indian lands, and Indians in the southern US bought, sold, and owned black slaves. Barbara Krauthamer relates what happened when people of different races, agendas, and social status encountered one another in the shadow of the US colonial project. (Encore presentation.)

Tues 11.03.15 | The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy

Daniel Geary, Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015

 

 

 

 

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When the Moynihan Report was released fifty years ago, it sparked an explosive debate as well as a long-running controversy, one that persists to the present day. What did the document say about African American life, and why did William F. Buckley, Dr. King, and Michael Harrington all praise its message? Daniel Geary describes the report's impact on the way people think and talk about race and inequality in the US.

Mon 9.07.15 | A. Philip Randolph, Black Socialist

Kersten and Lang, eds., Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph NYU Press, 2015

Eric Arnesen, Brotherhoods of Color Harvard U. Press, 2001

Eric Arnesen, The Black Worker U. of Illinois Press, 2007

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A. Philip Randolph famously led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, but he did much more than that. Eric Arnesen traces Randolph's emergence as a militant socialist at a time when few Blacks were attracted to the Socialist Party and its emphasis on class. Arnesen also discusses Randolph's relationship with Eugene Debs and W. E. B. Du Bois.

Wed 8.26.15 | Race, Privilege, and Food Justice

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Food justice activists sometimes set up gardens in low-income communities. Margaret Ramírez studied a pair of food organizations in Seattle, including one led by Rev. Robert Jeffrey. Ramírez describes how the racial makeup of the staffers, the legacy of plantation slavery, and the gentrifying momentum created by "white spaces" affected what the two groups were able to accomplish.

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