The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement

Georgia History Festival

Tear Down This Wall: The Cold War at 75
A Virtual Conversation Series

Presenting “The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement –
A Conversation with Kevin Gaines”

This program was held on November 19, 2020. Watch a recording of the program below.

Professor Kevin Gaines of the University of Virginia is the Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice, with a joint appointment in the Corcoran Department of History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies. Professor Gaines is the author of Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture During the Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

The Civil Rights movement in America was carried out during the height of the Cold War, and with the fight against Communism as a backdrop. This conversation with a prominent Civil Rights scholar will focus on the tendency to equate the fight for racial equality and justice with America’s “enemies,” from Communism to Socialism to the antifa.

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