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April 2 "coffee hour" presentation

On Wednesday, April 2, Vera Fennell will present "'The Righteous Struggle': Reading Race in the Creation of Afro-Asian Solidarity" from 2:00-3:30 in the Geneva H. Southall Library (Social Sciences Tower 815). [Presentation Abstract]

In the 1950s, the Communist Party of China, newly triumphant in the Chinese civil war over the US-backed Nationalist Party, launched "Afro-Chinese Solidarity" as its major foreign policy orientation. Fennell will examine the Communist Party of China's understandings of race and the emerging Cold War bipolar global politics through the presentation of Black struggles against European colonialism in Africa and the African-American civil rights struggle in the pages of the flagship communist party newspaper, The People's Daily.