[act-ma] Tonight's event is postponed due to weather - The Radicalism of Martin Luther King Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois

Center for Marxist Education centermarxisteducation at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 04:50:46 PST 2018


Hi friends,

I'm sorry to announce that tonight's event is being postponed due to the
weather. It will be rescheduled for February.

Stay safe and warm!

CME


POSTPONED - Wednesday, January  17 | 7:00 – 8:15 PM
*The Radicalism of Martin Luther King Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois*
Edward Carson, CPUSA and CME
Carnegie Hall, February 23 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a
commemorative speech on the 100th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du
Bois. In his speech, King stated, “it is time to cease muting the fact that
Dr. Du Bois was a genius and chose to be a Communist”. Upon Du Bois’s death
in 1963 and King’s death in 1968, both had grown more radical in their
contention aimed at capitalism – and concerns about America’s
anti-communist sentiments. By exploring their interpretation of biblical
literature, images, and shared concerns about capitalism, this session
elevates the often forgotten struggles against capitalism by Du Bois in the
year of his 150th birthday, and the emerging radical capacity of King in
the 50th year of his death.


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