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Black Lives Matter Book Group

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle Mays

2022-11-22 17:30:00 2022-11-22 18:30:00 America/New_York Black Lives Matter Book Group A discussion group dedicated to Black voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

Tuesday, November 22
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-22 17:30:00 2022-11-22 18:30:00 America/New_York Black Lives Matter Book Group A discussion group dedicated to Black voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

A discussion group dedicated to Black voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

Meetings take place via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed meeting information prior to the event starting.

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States by Kyle T. Mays

Print | eBook | Audiobook

The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America

Beginning with pre-Revolutionary America and moving into the movement for Black lives and contemporary Indigenous activism, Afro-Indigenous historian Kyle T. Mays argues that the foundations of the US are rooted in antiblackness and settler colonialism, and that these parallel oppressions continue into the present. He explores how Black and Indigenous peoples have always resisted and struggled for freedom, sometimes together, and sometimes apart. Whether to end African enslavement and Indigenous removal or eradicate capitalism and colonialism, Mays show how the fervor of Black and Indigenous peoples calls for justice have consistently sought to uproot white supremacy.

Mays uses a wide-array of historical activists and pop culture icons, “sacred” texts, and foundational texts like the Declaration of Independence and Democracy in America. He covers the civil rights movement and freedom struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, and explores current debates around the use of Native American imagery and the cultural appropriation of Black culture. Mays compels us to rethink both our history as well as contemporary debates and to imagine the powerful possibilities of Afro-Indigenous solidarity.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Groups |

TAGS: | blacklivesmatterbookgroup | bigidea |

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Mon, Feb 19 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Tue, Feb 20 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Wed, Feb 21 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Thu, Feb 22 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Fri, Feb 23 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sat, Feb 24 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00AM to 11:30PM

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