27 Jan Civil Rights and the Cold War At Home: Post-War Activism, Anticommunism, and the Decline of the Left
Eric Arnesen (History, George Washington University)
Friday, January 27 / 1:00 PM
Arnesen offers a provocative talk on the relationship between the idea of a “long civil rights movement” and the historiographical reappraisal of the role played by the Communist Party in post World War II American politics and society. Arnesen is the author of Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (2001) and Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class, and Politics, 1863-1923. He is writing a biography of A. Philip Randolph.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.