(PART 21) If Hindsight is 2020, Why Are We Still Not Saved? The Truths That Must Be Told to Navigate the Path Ahead



Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Professor Anderson’s research and teaching focus on public policy; particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the United States. Professor Anderson is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. In her second monograph, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, Professor Anderson uncovered the long-hidden and important role of the nation’s most powerful civil rights organization in the fight for the liberation of peoples of color in Africa and Asia. Professor Anderson's most recent work, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, was a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in Non-fiction and a National Book Award Longlist finalist in Non-fiction. Her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide is a New York Times Bestseller and was a New York Times Editor's Pick for July 2016. In March 2017, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. White Rage, now adapted for young adults is essential antiracist reading for teens as We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide.

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David W. Blight is the Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University, and Yale’s Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. Blight works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards of museums and historical societies, and as a member of a small team of advisors to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum team of curators. Blight’s newest books include annotated editions of Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, Robert Penn Warren’s Who Speaks for the Negro, and the monograph, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, which received the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for best book in non-fiction on racism and human diversity. Blight is also the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Narratives of Emancipation and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, which received eight book awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize as well as four awards from the Organization of American Historians, including the Merle Curti prizes for both intellectual and social history.

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Anoa J. Changa is a movement journalist who has covered electoral justice and voting rights. An organizer by nature and a lawyer by trade, Anoa has a deep history of working within the realms of advocacy and justice. Her passion lies in building collaborative political spaces that fundamentally change the way communities and grassroots organizations engage with the social and political systems around us. Expanding on her experience as an attorney, Anoa has been a grassroots digital organizer and strategic advisor to several organizations. Changa has worked for the New Georgia Project, a nonpartison effort to register and civically engage Georgian voters, where she was the director of digital strategy and storytelling. Prior to that, she held the position of cities electoral manager for Democracy for America. Anoa is a movement journalist, deeply influenced by grassroots-led electoral organizing efforts. She is the host of the podcast “The Way with Anoa” tackling politics and current events through a Black progressive feminist perspective. Anoa has bylines in The Independent, The Nation, Dame Magazine, Huffington Post, and Rewire.News. She is a speaker, trainer, and presenter in progressive spaces.

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Joseph Lowndes is a professor of political science at the University of Oregon. His research is on race, populism, conservatism, and social movements in US politics. Lowndes is the author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism. His most recent book, with Daniel Martinez HoSang, is Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity. His current project traces the development of “Middle America,” and its destructive impact on U.S. politics over the last half-century. He regularly blogs on the politics of the pandemic at joelowndes.org.

     Recent articles and op-eds by Joe: