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Blair L. M. Kelley on Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class

October 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CDT

On Monday, October 16, 2023, author Blair L. M. Kelley will discuss her latest book, Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class, which uses personal narratives to highlight the community and networks of resistance that Black laborers built in the face of racism and segregation.

Blair L. M. Kelley is an award-winning author and assistant dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and associate professor of History at North Carolina State University. Kelley has produced and hosted her own podcast, has been a guest on MSNBC and NPR, and  has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Root, The Grio, Ebony, Salon, and Jet Magazine. Kelley was highlighted as one of the top-tweeting historians by History News Network.

Kelley will be in conversation with a teacher.


October 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CDT


The Zinn Education Project