Reading Black Reconstruction

Join CPE to read W.E.B. DuBois’s groundbreaking work, Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (yes, all of it).

March 9, March 23, April 5 (Wednesday), April 20, May 4, and May 18, 6:30-8:30pm.

We live in a period characterized by attacks waged by business and government against the social and economic institutions that working people have fought and died for. Overwhelmingly, these attacks are also virulently anti-Black. Black Reconstruction deepens our understandings of the freedom struggles fought by enslaved and newly-emancipated Black people. This study will help us discover useful insights about the transformation of social and economic relationships to labor, land, education, and political power so relevant in our own times.

Over the course of six sessions, we will reflect on DuBois’ book and its relevance for organizing today. This study group will include presentations from guest presenters who will help participants draw lessons from the book.

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Space is limited!
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Black Reconstruction Registration Form

Black Reconstruction Registration Form

Please take a moment to fill out this sheet thoroughly so we can get a sense of who you are and why you are interested in taking this class. This information will help us tailor the class to your needs. Space is limited. While registration is open to everyone, preference will be given to members of people of color-led organizations.

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