Martha Biondi is an associate professor of African-American Studies at Northwestern University and author of To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City, published by Harvard University Press. She is currently writing a book on black student protest and the origins of African-American studies.
James Thindwa is a member of In These Times’ Board of Directors and a labor and community activist.
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