"The Complexity of the Black Radical Tradition: From Frederick Douglass to Black Lives Matter"
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; and in the leadership of several other projects. He is the author of "They're Bankrupting Us' - And Twenty other myths about unions," the mystery novel "The Man Who Fell from the Sky," co-author of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice," as well as co-editor of "Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral." Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio, and the web. He has been Education Director and assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO; President of TransAfrica Forum; and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. Bill will talk about the complexity of the Black Radical Tradition and the construction of race.