2022-08-31 15:21:19

"Freedom Dreams": Historian Robin D. G. Kelley on 20th Anniversary of His Book & Movements Mattering

On the last day of Black August, as President Biden calls for an assault weapons ban and more funding for police, we speak with UCLA professor Robin D. G. Kelley, who recently published the revised and expanded 20th-anniversary edition of his book "Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination," with an added foreword by poet Aja Monet. The new edition was inspired by the Black Lives Matter uprisings in 2020 and covers topics from critical race theory to state militarism that Kelley says "continues to this day." Kelley says the book's legacy conveys that "we don't have the luxury to just fight for reform. We can't survive that way. We've got to fight for revolutionary change."

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