African American History Professor Discusses History of Racism & Charleston Church Murders on KAZI Book Review Monday
On June 17, 2015, nine African Americans were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown, South Carolina by a young white supremacist hoping to ignite a race war. To discuss the shootings within the context of the history of racism on the June 29 edition of KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7FM at 8 a.m. CST is Dr. Gerald Horne, author of the forthcoming CONFRONTING BLACK JACOBINS: The United States, the Hatian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic which will be published in October 2015. He is also the author of THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION OF 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, RACE TO REVOLUTION: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow. Monthly Review Press (2014), and co-editor of ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1896 TO THE PRESENT: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century. The author of more than 30 books, Gerald Horne is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of African-American History at the University of Houston.