(00:00) Intro and t-shirts
(10:59) Bloody Sunday: The Radical Secular pays its respects to the memory of the Bloody Sunday assault. Christophe reads a stirring description of that moment in the civil right struggle that mobilized Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Christophe, Sean, and Joe draw comparisons between the George Floyd demonstrations and Bloody Sunday.
(27:04) Black Reconstruction in America: Christophe describes the life and legacy of W. E. B. Dubois, including his seminal work: Black Reconstruction in America. Christophe, Sean, and Joe describe their evolution on issues of race, gender equality, and LGBTQIA rights. They draw comparisons between the “White Worker” Dubois describes in his book to rank-and-file members of the modern GOP. They also comment on the striking similarities between voter suppression techniques employed by conservatives during the Reconstruction era and those being proposed and employed by modern conservatives in 2021.
(01:33:17) The For The People Act: Christophe describes the content of the For The People Act. Sean and Joe join Christophe to discuss the importance of the Act, and the feasibility of enacting it.
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880, by W.E.B. DuBois
How Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ Became a Turning Point in the Civil Rights Movement
Voting Laws Roundup: February 2021
Blogging DuBois’ Black Reconstruction “The Black Worker” and “The White Worker.”