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Stokely Carmichael from civil rights to black power: PENIEL JOSEPH has written the definitive biography of the 1960s black activist known for his radicalism and fearlessness. The book is STOKELY: A LIFE. PENIEL JOSEPH will be reading and signing at Esowon Books Sat 3/15 at 5pm: 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles in Liemert Park – and Monday at Occidental College.
Plus: Voting rights battles: where we stand now. ARI BERMAN of The Nation will comment on the Moral Monday movement, a multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition that is not only remobilizing in North Carolina; its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.
Also: a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam war: BRUCE DANCIS was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during the Vietnam War. After he turned down a student deferment and refused induction, he spent 19 months in federal prison. He’ll provide not only an insider’s account of the antiwar movement but also a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters. His new book is RESISTER: A story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War.