Virtual Book Club: An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States
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From the comfort of your home, join the Labriola National American Indian Data Center to discuss “An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States.” This book shows how intertwined Black and Indigenous history is, how similar our fight for freedom is in navigating our sense of space and place within anti blackness and settler colonialism. Afro-Indigenous Kyle Y. Mays argues that these perils continue to parallel and inform Black and Indigenous activism and that within the negative are bright refracted lights of possibility and solidarity. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Melanin Mvskoke, an Afro-Indigenous (Mvskoke Creek) activist says, “Dr. Mays reminds us that both the ‘Indian problem’ and the ‘Negro problem’ are, in fact, a white supremacist problem.”
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States reflects, “Required reading to comprehend the deep historical relationship between the Indigenous
peoples who were transported from Africa into chattel slavery and the Indigenous peoples who were displaced by Auropean settler colonialism to profit from land and resources, two parallel realities in search of self-determination and justice.”
The Labriola National American Indian Data Center recognizes February as Black History Month and wants to bring light on books within our collection that strengthen our solidarity and struggles with the Black and African American community.
Check out the Black Collections at ASU Library which document the lives of Black Arizonans and works to offer resources, like toolkits and free archival materials, to community members .
To see upcoming events for February, check out https://sst.asu.edu/black-history-month for more information.