Left Bank Books was thrilled to host activist and social movements historian Selma James. A veteran activist particularly in the anti-racist, womens', and anti-imperialist movements, the 87-year-old James is the widow of the Trinidadian historian and journalist C.L.R. James, author of the 1938 classic about the Haitian Revolution of 1789, The Black Jacobins. Selma discussed the significance of that seminal book, the importance of remembering social movement histories, and the power of contemporary social movements.
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