An African American and Latinx History of the United States. A book talk with author Paul Ortiz


An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically-charged narrative describing the intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into the story of the working class organizing against imperialism.

Paul Ortiz, beloved former UCSC professor, is now an associate professor and the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Prof. Ortiz has published and taught in the fields of African American history, Latino Studies, the African Diaspora, Social Movement Theory, U.S. South, labor, and documentary studies.

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Colleges Nine/Ten Multi-purpose Room
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02/22/2018 - 7:00pm