Black Reconstruction

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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