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Black Reconstruction in America: W.E.B. Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America:

W.E.B. Du Bois's massive essay about the Reconstruction period in the aftermath of the US Civil War. Du Bois argues that the period represented an potential revolutionary moment in which the southern black population played an active and crucial role.

1969-70: Crystal City Chicano Students Strike

In 1969 Mexican American students at Cristal City high school were subject to systematic discrimination by the school board. In response the students protested and staged a mass walkout with the support of other Mexican American groups.

The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

A classic text on race in America from 1903.

Negroes and the Crisis of Capitalism in the U.S. - W.E.B. Du Bois

An article on the state of the domestic US economy and the beginning of moving manufacturing to the South. Mainly focuses on the issues facing the black workers. It's conclusion contains some unqualified praise of the Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China.

The Hosts of Black Labor: W.E.B. Du Bois

Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick

The possibility of higher wages and less racially motivated violence attracted many thousands of Black Americans to Northern states in the 1920's. W.E.B. Du Bois looks at the economic causes and effects of this migration.

Socialism and the Negro Problem: W.E.B. Du bois

W.E.B. Du Bois published this article as a public criticism of attitude and strategy of the Socialist Party of America, accusing it of compromising on racism to appeal to white workers.

1996-8: Sierra Blanca Community Opposes Nuclear Waste Site

History of the campaign against building a nuclear waste disposal site in a Texan town. The campaign was notably in that it mobilised people across the US and Mexico and that the $55 million deal was supported by State Governor George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

1919-21: Trinidadian General Strike

Returning soldiers from WWI

Frustrations over racism and low wages lead to a series of strikes from 1919-21, involving every sector and most ethnic groups on the islands.

1945: Black Rhodesian Rail Workers Strike

Black workers on the Rhodesian Rail way (Zimbabwe and Zambia) struck against unfair working conditions and company racism.

1948: Zanzibar City General Strike

In 1948 dock workers in Zanzibar struck for higher pay, the use of force by the British Colonial authorities lead to other workers coming out in sympathy making the strike a general one.