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.