Book Featured on #SundayCivics

Check out my recent interview with L. Joy Williams on #SundayCivics:

On this episode L. Joy introduces us to Dr. Keisha Blain a 20th century historian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh whose research focuses on black internationalism, radical politics and global feminism. Dr. Blain joins us to discuss her new book  “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom” which is important context for today’s climate and is also our next #CivicBookClubselection.

10:35 As we ask of all guests, Dr. Blain shares her #FirstCivicAction as a member of the 4H club.

14:19 Dr. Blain is a native of the Caribbean. She shares with L. Joy how she was #CivicallyEngaged before she was able to vote. Great information for others who are not able to vote but want to be more engaged!

10:11 One would think being an historian is more than enough, but Dr. Blain does so much more! She is the President of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), a scholarly organization founded by Chris Cameron in January 2014 to foster dialogue about researching, writing, and teaching black thought and culture and the Senior Editor of Black Perspectives, published by AAIHS.

20:20 If you want to learn, Dr. Blain has the teaching tools! She discusses the crowdsourcing of history and context that went into creating the Charleston Syllabus and the  Trump Syllabus 2.0.

28:49 The 20th century period between 1920 and 1960 were fertile for civil resistance and many of the stories of the women who were a part of that struggle have been left out of the narrative.  Dr. Blain and L. Joy get into discussing why she wrote Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.

35:13 When we get our hands on an historian, we love to get definitions! L. Joy asked Dr. Blain to define: Black Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Black Nationalist Politics and Black Self-determination. She does….with a caveat!

43:26 How on earth did those women accomplish what they did without Social Media? Dr. Blain explains those Black Nationalist organizing tactics, many which are still useful today!

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