When others go low, and you die: The loss of safe spaces for Black bodies

When others go low, and you die: The loss of safe spaces for Black bodies

A talk given at the event “People Fight Back at Home and in South America” at the Harriet Tubman Center ...
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'Pressed to the Wall … But Fighting Back': The Black Radical Tradition and the Legacy of the Chicago Race Riots 1919

‘Pressed to the Wall … But Fighting Back’: The Black Radical Tradition and the Legacy of the Chicago Race Riots 1919

Recently, I watched the opening episode of the new HBO series “Watchmen.” Like millions of other viewers, I was pleasantly ...
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A city of struggle

A city of struggle

The long shadow of the Chicago race riot, Part 8 The sudden death of Harold Washington in 1987 was a ...
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Fight for truth and justice in Harford County, Md., continues

Fight for truth and justice in Harford County, Md., continues

On Nov. 9, some 20 protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Bel Air, Md., ...
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The people put Harold Washington in City Hall

The people put Harold Washington in City Hall

The long shadow of the Chicago race riot, Part 7 By 1970, people of color were already close to half ...
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Never forget Fred Hampton

Never forget Fred Hampton

The long shadow of the Chicago race riot, Part 6 By 1960, Chicago's Black community reached 813,000 people, nearly a ...
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Chicago Mayor Daley's racist machine

Chicago Mayor Daley’s racist machine

Mayor Richard Daley stands at the microphone during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The long shadow of the ...
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Communists fight racism and evictions

Communists fight racism and evictions

The long shadow of the Chicago race riot, Part 4 Despite the race riot and segregated housing, Chicago's Black population ...
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Protest demands justice for Marlyn Barnes

Protest demands justice for Marlyn Barnes

On Oct. 5, a few dozen activists with the Prisoner Solidarity Committee gathered outside the Harford County Detention Center in ...
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What did the unions do?

What did the unions do?

The long shadow of the Chicago race riot, Part 3 Up to the 1920s, Chicago was the center of the ...
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