The DSA-LA Political Education Committee is proud to present our Night School for 2022, A Study Series on Black Leftist Thought.
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.Join the DSA-LA Political Education Committee for our sixth class of the series: Black Radicals and the Labor Movement.
Readings and Media (highly recommended, not required):
For additional context and discussion, please check out the resources below:
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Speech to the AFL-CIO Convention (1961), 8 pages
- A. Philip Randolph, Negro Congress Will Give Weight To Union Drives, Randolph Says (1937), 3 pages
- William R. Hood, For These Things We Fight: Keynote Address at the Founding Convention of the National Negro Labor Council (1951), 3 pages
- The Black Workers Congress, The Trade Union Question. Ch. 9 in The Black Liberation Struggle, the Black Workers Congress, and Proletarian Revolution (1974), 9 pages
- VIDEO: Mike Siviwe Elliot: Talking with General Baker: Revolutionary Detroit Auto Worker (2014) 16 min
Check out more classes in this series:
- Black Feminism – 7/12