April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Why Black Lives Don't Matter: A Radical Interpretation of U.S. History @ The Real News Network | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

“The American Revolution was fought in part to defend the slave system, and those origins help shape the present day.” – Dr. Gerald Horne

Join us at The Real News Network Studios where Dr. Gerald Horne and Paul Coates will examine Dr. Horne’s radical understanding of U.S. history, from creation myth to current day.

Dr. Gerald Horne is a historian and author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, and Paul Coates is the founder of Black Classic Press, a Maryland-based publishing company devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent.

After the event, guests are invited to Ida B’s Table for Dr. Horne’s book signing and TRNN cocktail hour. Enjoy a cash bar and special menu, and a meet-and-greet with Dr. Horne, Paul Coates, TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, and TRNN journalists and staff, including former Black Panther and political prisoner Eddie Conway.

If you can’t make it to the cocktail hour grab dinner at Ida B’s Table before the event. Reservations strongly suggested:idabstable.com.

Doors open at 6:00PM Event starts at 6:30PM

Eventbrite tickets required for entry

Dr. Horne’s books will be available for purchase and signing during the event including his most recent titles:

  • Storming The Heavens: African Americas And The Early Fight For The Right To Fly
  • The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean

About Dr. Gerald Horne

Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations, and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Princeton University. In 1992, Dr. Horne received 305,000 votes as candidate for U.S. Senate in California, and was the Legal Observer at the trial of Walter Rodney in Guyana in 1980. He traveled as a Fulbright Scholar to Zimbabwe in 1995 and Hong Kong from 1999-2000.


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The Raising Voices Film Series is part of variety of cultural events and programing produced in Baltimore by The Real News Network.