Thursday, February 18, 2010

African-American History & The Struggle For Socialism: Detroit Forum Saturday, Feb. 20, 5:00-8:00pm

African-American History Month Program
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, 5:00-8:00pm
5920 Second Avenue at Antoinette (WSU area)
Sponsor: Workers World Party and the Harriet Tubman School
Contact: 313.671.3715 or 887.4344
Dinner: African-American Cuisine Served

African American History & The Struggle for Socialism

Even though it is hidden in the official accounts of U.S. history,
African-Americans have played a pivotal role in the struggles against
national oppression, capitalism and imperialism. During slavery Africans revolted and fled from bondage. Many fought in the civil war and afterwards for freedom and self-determination.

African-American workers and youth have been on the ground level in the formation of trade unions and student organizations. Thousands joined left movements between World War I and the Great Depression. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Black Panther Party and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers advanced socialism as a political goal.

Today African-Americans and women are on the frontlines of the struggle against the economic crisis for jobs, housing, health care and quality education. Join us on Feb. 20 for this groundbreaking discussion.

Speakers Include:

Debbie Johnson, Meeting Chair: Member of Workers World Detroit Branch

Sandra Hines, Moratorium NOW! Coalition Organizer: Presents "A Tribute to Langston Hughes"

Andrea Egypt, MECAWI/Moratorium NOW! Coalition Member:
"Report on the Legacy of Claudia Jones and the Role of African-American Women in the Fight for Socialism"

Kevin Carey, People's Task Force: Report on "The Cold War, COINTELPRO & The Black Left"

Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire: Report on "Socialism and the Right of Oppressed Nations to Self-Determination"

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