Saturday, April 21, 2012
Alan Gilbert will be on Living Dialogues this Sunday with Duncan Campbell, KGNU, 12:30
I will be in a conversation with Duncan Campbell on Living Dialogues this Sunday, 12:30 to 1, on KGNU (AM 1390, FM 88.5) on Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence and the startling persistence today of racism in America. It will deal, among other matters, with the racism in the Constitution (one of the two original sins of the American regime, the other being the genocide toward indigenous peoples) and among the founders, a striking exception to which is the abolitionism of John Laurens, and the two revolutions of the time, internationally, the revolution for independence (much discussed) and the deeper revolution for abolition and the freedom of all extending from the Caribbean to North America to the creation of Haiti by slave insurrection, the liberation of Venezuela accompanied by gradual emancipation and the forging of a radically democratic regime at Freetown in Sierra Leone. I will do a reading/signing of the book at Tattered Cover on Colfax, Friday, April 27th at 7:30.