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Friday, July 3 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
W.E.B. Du Bois

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W.E.B. Du Bois joined the Communist Party of the United States in 1961 at the age of 93. This talk will examine the long path Du Bois took towards becoming a Socialist. Du Bois embraced Marxist ideas in order to fight racism, imperialism and especially American capitalism. He also supported Stalin's Soviet Union. The talk will consider how Du Bois's legacy as a fighter for the emancipation of the working-class is important to struggles in our time against police violence, neoliberalism and U.S. imperialism.

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Bill Mullen

Bill V. Mullen is Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue.  His books include Afro-Orientalism (Minnesota, 2004) a study of interethnic anti-racist alliance between Asian and African Americans, and Popular Fronts: Chicago and African American Cultural Politics 1935-1946 (University of Illinois, 1999).  He has edited five other books in collaboration with Sherry Lee Linkon, James Smethurst and Fred Ho.  He has been a... Read More →

Friday July 3, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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