What influence did the 1959 Cuban Revolution have on U.S. social justice movements of the 1960s and 1970s, from the anti-war movement, to Black Power, to the rise of Cuban American progressive activism? Teishan A. Latner will discuss his recent book, Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968–1992. Latner contends that in the era of decolonization, the Vietnam War, and Black Power, socialist Cuba gained center stage for a generation of Americans who looked to the insurgent Third World for inspiration and political theory.
Teishan A. Latner is assistant professor of history at Thomas Jefferson University.
This event is sponsored by the American Studies Department with generous support from the High Impact Practices fund.