LOS ANGELES/Sun. Feb. 17: Dr. Gerald Horne - From Mali to Congo: What the Mainstream Media
- Dr. Horne's current research focuses on a variety of topics such as a revising of the traditional understanding of 1776 and viewing the arrival of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 as a response to Jim Crow imposed with the arrival of the U. S. as the dominant force on the island in 1898.
From Mali to Congo: What the Mainstream Media
Won't tell you about Africa
- A Teach In with Dr. Gerald Horne
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
KPFK is proud to present a Black History Month Teach in, “From Mali to Congo: What the Mainstream Media Won’t tell you about Africa,” on Sunday, February 17, featuring Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of African and Afro-American studies at the University Houston. Join Dr. Horne as he delves into the continent’s historical divides, its colonial past, and it’s use as a battleground for the West’s proxy wars. This multi-media event is presented by Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod and will include video, music and more. Admission is free. The teach-in will run from 4 to 7 pm at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum at 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City. For more information call the front desk at (818) 985-2711
Dr. Horne is a U.S. writer, historian and activist. He currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. There, his undergraduate courses include Civil Rights Movement and U.S. History through Film. He also teaches graduate courses in Diplomatic History, Labor History and 20th Century African American History. Dr. Horne previously served as Chairman of the Black Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1988-1995, and as director of the Black Cultutal Center and the Institute for African-American Research at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Horne's 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. He 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.
Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His work includes "Black and Brown: African-Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920", "Class Struggle in Hollywood 1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, and Trade Unionists" and "From the Barrel of a Gun: The U.S. and the War Against Zimbabwe." Among the latest are "Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii", and just out of the press “Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation.”
Dr. Horne's current research focuses on a variety of topics such as a revising of the traditional understanding of 1776 and viewing the arrival of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 as a response to Jim Crow imposed with the arrival of the U. S. as the dominant force on the island in 1898. He is a frequent contributor to Political Affairs magazine.
Los Angeles, California
"Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"