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Social Science Black Studies (global)

Moving Against the System

The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness

by (author) David Austin

Publisher
Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Black Studies (Global), Discrimination & Race Relations, Post-Confederation (1867-), Radicalism
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771133890
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781771135979
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $28.99

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Description

In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of Black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their brothers and sisters. For the first time since 1968, David Austin brings alive the speeches and debates of the most important international gathering of Black radicals of the era.

Against a backdrop of widespread racism in the West, and colonialism and imperialism in the “Third World,” this group of activists, writers, and political figures gathered to discuss the history and struggles of people of African descent and the meaning of Black Power.

With never-before-seen texts from Stokely Carmichael, Walter Rodney, and C.L.R. James, Moving Against the System will prove invaluable to anyone interested in Black radical thought, as well as capturing a crucial moment of the political activity around 1968.

About the author

David Austin is the author of the Casa de las Americas Prize-winning Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, Moving Against the System:The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of Global Consciousness, and Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution. He is also the editor of You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James.

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