Episode 70 of Africa Past and Present - the podcast about African history, culture, and politics - is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org
In this episode, historian Gerald Horne (U. of Houston) discusses racism, labor struggles, and the international politics of black liberation. Main topics include how a strong liberal legacy in Hawaii and black self-assertion in Kenya influenced a young Barack Obama; the legacy of African-American involvement in African struggles for freedom and equality; the confluence of African-American Studies and African Studies; and W.E.B. DuBois as a template for unity among people of African descent. With guest host Prof. Kiki Edozie (MSU).
Africa Past and Present is hosted by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and co-produced by Matrix—the digital humanities center—and the Department of History at Michigan State University. Subscribe to the podcast on our website and on iTunes.