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.
- Dr. Akinyele Umoja, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University and author of "We Will Shoot Back" (nyupress.org/books/9780814725245);
- Dr. Modibo Kadalie, author of "Internationalism, Pan-Africanism, and the Struggle of Social Classes" (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" (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" (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.