Dayo Gore on Want to Start a Revolution? Black Women Radicals Confront the Red Scare

On Monday, January 23, 2023, author Dayo F. Gore will discuss Black women radicals who were active in the revolutionary struggle during the period known as the Red Scare.

Dayo F. Gore is associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University. She arrives from the Department of Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), where she served as the Chair of Ethnic Studies and Founding Director of the Black Studies Project (BSP), a collaborative research center. Professor Gore is the author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War and co-editor of Want to Start A Revolution: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. Gore is a member of Scholars for Social Justice and currently working on a book length study of African American women’s transnational travels and activism in the long Twentieth Century.

Gore will be in conversation with Rethinking Schools editor and high school teacher Jesse Hagopian.

These online classes with people’s historians are held at least once a month (generally on Mondays) at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET for 90 minutes. In each session, the historian is interviewed by a teacher and breakout rooms allow participants to meet each other in small groups, discuss the content, and share teaching ideas. We designed the sessions for teachers and other school staff. Parents, students, and others are also welcome to participate.

The lessons and other resources below to teach outside the textbook include influential women from the Black Freedom Struggle.

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