Leid Stories—The Past Is Prologue: History Places Current Events Beyond the Moment—06.05.17

Historian and prolific author Gerald Horne, Ph.D., looks at a few contemporary issues and events through the lens of history.

Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on globalstruggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism. His most recent books include Paul Robeson: The Artist As Revolutionary (2016); Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic (2015); Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow (2014); and The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. NYU Press (2014).

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