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This is the grave of John Erhardt. Born in 1889 in Brooklyn, Erhardt graduated from Hamilton College in 1915 and went to law school at Fordham. He volunteered for World War I when the nation entered that conflict in 1917, where he was a staff sergeant in the Army Engineers. After the war, he was […]
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On August 12, 1946, South African mineworkers went on strike, a critical moment in the struggle against racism and which is one of the major early moments that challenged the apartheid state. As most of you probably know, mining has always been a big part of the South African economy. Rich in both gold and […]
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Castro and Africa

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On November 30, 2016
One of the greatest arguments in favor of Fidel Castro was his anti-colonial, anti-racist foreign policy in Africa. Two essays discuss this critical part of his legacy. First: Cuba’s involvement in Africa started with its support of Algeria’s liberation struggle against France, then moved to the Congo, now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In […]

London Recruits

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On January 27, 2016

This is a really fascinating story of the global struggle against apartheid, with British activists sneaking into South Africa to spread anti-apartheid propaganda and able to do so because the South A

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