David Austin, author of Fear of a Black Nation packed them in on Monday, Nov 18th in NYC! His event, entitled “Black Montreal: Hotbed of Radicalism in the Sixties” was organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office.
David spoke on his groundbreaking new book, which fills in a missing chapter in the history of Black internationalism, while bringing to the fore the intersection of immigration, policing and education in the fight for equality. He was joined by Rich Blint and Robyn Spencer. Rich Blint, scholar and independent curator, is Associate Director of the Office of Community Outreach and Education in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where he also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute for Research in African American Studies. Robyn Spencer is Professor of History and African American Studies and has written extensively on Black internationalism and the Black Panther Party.
Excellent photos from the event are on flickr. This event was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $154 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Posted November 19th, 2013