Robin D. G. Kelley, History, UCLA

Black Bodies Swinging: An American Postmortem

The Price of the Ticket: Making a Killing in Cincinnati

Tuesday, March 2, 12:30pm US CT
Online via Zoom

“Count All Women’s Lives!”: Abolition Feminism vs Racial Femicide

Wednesday, March 3, 12:30pm US CT
Online via Zoom

Where do We Go From Here?: Abolition or Fascism

Thursday, March 4, 12:30pm US CT
Online via Zoom

This event was presented in collaboration with the Department of African American Studies at UW-Madison, the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, and Freedom, Inc.

Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA.   His books include, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009); Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012); Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002); Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994); Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (1997); and Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century, written collaboratively with Dana Frank and Howard Zinn (Beacon 2001).  The University of North Carolina Press recently issued a 25th anniversary edition of his first book, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (2015). He is currently completing three book projects: Black Bodies Swinging: An American Postmortem (Metropolitan Books), a genealogy of the Black Spring protests of 2020 by way of a deep examination of state-sanctioned racialized violence and a history of resistance; The Education of Ms. Grace Halsell: An Intimate History of the American Century, a biography of the late Grace Halsell; and a general survey of African American history, in collaboration with Professor Tera Hunter.

Due to COVID-19, all Havens Wright Center events were hosted online via Zoom.