10/10/15 - Rethinking Black Resistance and Insurrection in the American South
This community discussion examines the history of organized armed uprisings and spontaneous acts of insurrection by Blacks in the American South. Highlighting the vital roles they played in undermining the peculiar institution of slavery and strengthening contemporary struggles for equality, this discussion moves organized armed resistance and insurrection by Black communities from the overlooked historical margins to the center of U.S. History. Panelists include: - Dr. Akinyele Umoja, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University and author of "We Will Shoot Back" (http://nyupress.org/books/9780814725245); - Dr. Modibo Kadalie, author of "Internationalism, Pan-Africanism, and the Struggle of Social Classes" (http://www.heatindex.us/2013/11/07/63); - Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, authors of the recently published "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South" (www.akpress.org/dixie-be-damned.html); -Onyeka Nubia, British historian and scholar and the author of "Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status, and Origins" (http://mediadiversified.org/2014/02/12/its-time-to-talk-about-black-tudors/). This event was hosted by the Hammonds House Museum in collaboration with The Auburn Avenue Research Library and On Our Own Authority! Publishing.
06/14/15 - Black Rebellion in Georgia: From the Ogeechee Insurrection to Black Power and Beyond
This community discussion features a panel of scholars/activists who will explore historical acts of insurrection by Black communities in the American South, including the post-Civil War Ogeechee insurrection outside of Savannah, the 1966 Atlanta Summerhill neighborhood riots, and the 1977 Atlanta garbage workers' strike. This discussion also examines the historical relevance of these struggles to recent uprisings related to police brutality and the political and economic disenfranchisement black communities. Panelists include Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, authors of the recently published "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South," and Modibo Kadalie, author of "Internationalism, Pan-Africanism, and the Struggle of Social Classes." Hosted by the Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and On Our Own Authority! Publishing.
Neighborhood News: Black Liberation & Palestine Solidarity Book Talk 2014
Modibo Kadalie - "Bat Patrols": Community Self-Defense and the 1981 Atlanta Child Murders
Scholar/actvist Modibo Kadalie discusses helping to organize community self-defense in the Techwood Homes housing projects during the 1981 Atlanta Child Murders. Interviewed in Decatur, Georgia, 6 October 2013. Interviewers: Robert Sabatino Andrew Zonneveld Dr. Kadalie's writings are available from On Our Own Authority! Publishing. www.oooabooks.org
The People Must Know: Readings from Ida B. Wells' Lynch Law in Georgia
In collaboration with On Our Own Authority! Publishing, the Auburn Avenue Research Library hosted Dr. Matthew Quest who facilitated, The People Must Know: Ida B. Wells' Lynch Law in Georgia & Other Writings. This community lecture and discussion will examine the legacy of Ida B. Wells, one of the most radical black activist-intellectuals of her day. The discussion also included readings from Lynch Law in Georgia, including one performed by Ida B. Wells' great, great granddaughter.
Modibo Kadalie - 1977 Atlanta Sanitation Strike / Direct Action
"This damn Maynard Jackson..." Scholar/actvist Modibo Kadalie discusses his role in organizing direct action during the 1977 Atlanta Sanitation Workers' Strike and dumping garbage at City Hall. Interviewed in Decatur, Georgia, 6 October 2013. For a complete account of the strike, see "A Disgrace Before God: Striking Black Sanitation Workers vs. Black Officialdom in 1977 Atlanta" by Jason Schultz: http://libcom.org/library/disgrace-god-striking-black-sanitation-workers-vs-black-officialdom-1977-atlanta Interviewers: Robert Sabatino Andrew Zonneveld Dr. Kadalie's writings are available from On Our Own Authority! Publishing. www.oooabooks.org
Lenni Brenner Remembers Stokely Carmichael
After the huge rally on the 50th anniversary of the '63 civil rights march in Washington there was a program at the Busboys and Poets restaurant/bookstore. One of the speakers was Cornel West who briefly talked about the civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael. That night 8/24/13 Stanley Heller interviewed historian/activist Lenni Brenner and here's a link to the letter the Brenner talks about in the interview: http://www.thestruggle.org/brenner_letter_defending_carmichael.htm
Eusi Kwayana 3: Linden 2012
Sharma Solomon, Chairman of Region Ten, discussed similarities between the situation described in 'The Bauxite Strike and the Old Politics' and the events in Linden in 2012.
Palestine Struggle and Black Solidarity
Lenni Brenner and Matthew Quest, the authors of Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity during a panel on the topic on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Anibal Ibarra. www.anibalshow.com