Resources

Reading Black Reconstruction, Session 3

April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017 Chapters 7-8 Facilitated by Phil Hutchings, Black Alliance for Just Immigration The following materials were offered to participants after the class to supplement the group discussion.  Video of this session is below. In his powerful presentation to the Reading Black Reconstruction study group,  Phil Hutchings mentioned two books that he thought were good complements to Black Reconstruction.
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Reading Black Reconstruction, Session 2

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 Chapters 1-6 Facilitated by Paula Austin, Assistant Professor of History, Sacramento State University The following materials were offered to participants after the class to supplement the group discussion.  Video of this session is below. Capitalism (here’s a definition we’ve found useful to think about in relationship to what was offered during the session): Capitalism is an economic system in which a small number of people maintain ownership and control of the machines, raw materials, people’s labor, and land needed to make goods (means of production) and the means of distributing and generating profit from those goods.
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Reading Black Reconstruction, Session 1

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Welcome to the Black Reconstruction Study Group There are 3 primary goals for this study group: 1. To examine Du Bois’ method of historiography for understanding the role of Black people in the Reconstruction period. 2. To draw lessons from the context of Reconstruction to sharpen our analysis and strategy for today’s fights, including: developing an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, internationalist analysis of the balance of forces understanding how capitalism is racialized and motivates private and governmental forces understanding and applying the concept of abolition democracy building and maintaining multi-racial coalitions 3.
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