Monday, May 5, 2014

Slave Resistance and Revolution (video)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Margaret Prescod Sojourner Truth (
Not interested in a rap/hip hop/rock concert at UCLA? Then come to a Teach-In at the Ebony Repertory Theatre.

It features Dr. Gerald Horne speaking for the Los Angeles launch of his new book The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.
There will also be a screening of the film “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth” (see below) followed by an update with Maurice Carney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Ebony Repertory Theatre, Nate Holden Complex
  • 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Counter-Revolution: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the USA (Dr. Horne/
Dr. Gerald Horne holds the Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He has published over 30 books including Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle.
Dr. Horne’s research addresses racism in civil rights, labor, politics, war, international relations, and the film industry. He specializes in casting light on underrepresented and misrepresented struggles of humanity for social justice as we struggle against imperialism, mental colonialism, fascism, and racism. He is the former Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, who received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, his J.D. from the UC Berkeley, and his B.A. from Princeton.
Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

The film locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social, and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, activists, and analysts normally unavailable to the general public. It is a call to conscience and action.  

MAURICE CARNEY is co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo. He is a human rights activist who has campaigned for the rights and sovereignty of the Congolese people for more than a decade. Carney has worked as a research analyst for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation’s leading Black think tanks.

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