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Writers Discussion Series – Dialectics of Liberation by Abdul Alkalimat
February 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Join this discussion series presented by The Stone Center featuring the author of Dialectics of Liberation, Abdul Alkalimat. The book is a study that analyses the important ideological debates (Marxism and Nationalism), anti-imperialist social movements, and support for African liberation. Over four key years grass roots organizing was the basis for a vibrant national movement. The key concepts developed for each year include the following: 1972 United Front, 1973 Black Liberation, 1974 Class Struggle, and 1975 World Revolution. In sum, the book ends with a section on legacy and lessons for the movements of the 21st century.
Abdul Alkalimat (PhD University of Chicago) is a veteran scholar activist. In Black Studies he wrote the first textbook that is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and has just published The History of Black Studies (2021, Pluto Press). In the Black liberation movement, he was chair of the Chicago SNCC organization in the 1960s and a founder of the Black Radical Congress in the 1990s. He served on the executive committee of ALSC. He currently edits the website BrotherMalcolm.net. His work is contained in his website, Alkalimat.org.