Robin D.G. Kelley — Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination — at Conn Ave

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Monday, September 12, 2022 - 7:00pm


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Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary edition of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination! First published in 2002, Freedom Dreams is a staple in the study of the Black radical tradition. Unearthing the history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the 20th century, Kelley lays the foundations for modern conceptions of Black radical visions and movements. He incorporates theory into an original study on liberation to explore rare sites of resistance. Focusing on the insights of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley chronicles the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of intersectional feminism, and the 400-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow.

Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in US History at UCLA. He is author or co-editor of numerous award-winning books, including Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America, and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class, among others.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Freedom Dreams (TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION): The Black Radical Imagination By Robin D.G. Kelley, Aja Monet (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robin D.G. Kelley, Aja Monet (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780807007037
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Beacon Press - August 23rd, 2022