Join the DSA-LA Political Education Committee for our fourth class of the Political Education Committee’s 7-Part Night School: A Study Series on Black Leftist Thought From Civil Rights to Democratic Socialism.
In the fourth module of our Night School, we will chart the writings and thoughts of Black radicals engaged in the Civil Rights Movement. It will also elaborate on the democratic socialist roots of their demands, culminating in the development of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Spanning March through June, this seven module series will introduce attendees to the writings, speeches, and perspectives of Black leftists through most of the twentieth century. Through original sources in writing, audio, and video, we will trace back the history of discourses introduced and developed by Black socialists, all of which have profound impact on our political landscape today.
- “A Freedom Budget for All Americans”, A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin
- “From Protest to Politics”, Bayard Rustin
- Excerpts from “The Other America” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Speech by A. Philip Randolph at the March on Washington (7 mins)
- “Firebombs Or a Freedom Budget” speech, Bayard Rustin (43 mins)
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