Reading Black Reconstruction

Join CPE to read W.E.B. DuBois’s groundbreaking work, Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880. Presenters including Robin D.G. Kelley, Paula Austin, Phil Hutchings, and Sanyinka Bryant will help facilitate the group over the course of six sessions.

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

We live in a period in which the social and economic institutions that working people have fought and died for are consistently under attack by business and government. These attacks are also often virulently anti-Black.

Black Reconstruction deepens our understandings of the freedom struggles fought by enslaved and newly-emancipated Black people and offers insights for our present day struggles. This study will use DuBois’ text as a jumping off point to help us think critically 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, with the help of our guest presenters, we will reflect on Du Bois’ classic book and its relevance for organizing today.

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