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Studies in Italian American Radicalism

Author Talk: Professor Gerald Meyer

2020-08-26 19:00:00 2020-08-26 20:00:00 America/New_York Studies in Italian American Radicalism Ives Main Library

Wednesday, August 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-26 19:00:00 2020-08-26 20:00:00 America/New_York Studies in Italian American Radicalism Part of the Summer @ 7: an American Experience Virtual Series Ives Main Library

Part of the Summer @ 7: an American Experience Virtual Series

Professor Meyer is currently in the final stages of assembling  "The Unity of the People: Studies in Italian American Radicalism" which this discussion will include:

  •  "L'Unita del Popolo"
  • "Italian Harlem's Biggest Funeral: The Burial of Vito Marcantonio"
  • "Frank Sinatra and the Popular Front."

Gerald Meyer Ph.D. taught history for many years at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and authored the biography “Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician.” He also co-edited the book “The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism.”

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Please join us for future Summer@ 7 Author Talks in our An American Experience Virtual Series:

September 9 @ 7pm

Dr Gerald Horne

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages: these could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived. Yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation, a crusader for freedom and equality who battled both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.
In Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne discovers within Robeson’s remarkable and revolutionary life the story of the twentieth century’s great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, against poverty—and for international socialism. This critical and searching biography provides an opportunity for readers to comprehend the triumphs and tragedies of the revolutionary progressive movement of which Robeson was not just a part, but perhaps its most resonant symbol.

Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.

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This event cosponsored with the New Haven Peoples Center


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