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Book Talk | Blue Texas: Back to the Future

When:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where:
Flowers Hall Room 230
Description:

Blue Texas is about the other Texas: a mid-20th-century hotbed of community organizing, liberal politics, and civil rights activism. At the ballot box and in the streets, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and labor activists demanded not only integration but also economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. And it worked, permanently changing the racial political order in Texas. 

In this talk, Dr. Max Krochmal goes back to the politics of community organizing in Jim Crow Texas to consider our futures in Texas following the wake of political elections and Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Krochmal is director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University and co-director of the TCU Justice Journey, a course on African American and Chicano/a liberation struggles.

Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Book Talk | Blue Texas: Back to the Future