Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy

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July 26th, 2014 10:00 AM   to   12:00 PM
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Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy
Jeffrey B. Perry

This course will focus on the relevance today of important insights from Hubert H. Harrison (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005), two of the twentieth century's most important writers on race and class.

The St. Croix, Virgin Island-born, Harlem-based Harrison was the leading Black activist and theoretician in the Socialist Party; a brilliant writer, orator, and editor; the founder of the "New Negro Movement," the major radical influence on A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey, and a self-described "radical internationalist." He is known as "The Father of Harlem Radicalism."

The Brooklyn-based Allen originated his "white skin privilege" analysis in 1965, authored Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race, in 1975, and authored the two-volume The Invention of the White Race in 1994 and 1997.

The class will meet on July 26,  August 2, 9, 16, 30--skipping August 23.

Jeffrey B. Perry edited A Hubert Harrison Reader and authored Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918. Perry also contributed new front and back matter to the new edition of Allen's The Invention of the White Race  and he authored "The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights From Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy",

Sliding scale: $55 - $75


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