Clarence Lusane Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice and Democracy

Professor Clarence Lusane is the interim Chair of Howard University’s Department of Political Science and current Director of the International Affairs program.  For more than 40 years he has written about, and been active in, national and international human rights, anti-racism politics, democracy building, and social justice issues such as education, criminal justice, and voting rights. 
Among his books are The Black History of the White House; Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice: Foreign Policy, Race, and the New American Century; and Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs.

We spoke with him about his most recent book, Twenty Dollars and Change: Harriet Tubman and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice and Democracy, published by City Lights Books.

Nate Gowdy’s book, INSURRECTION, of photos he took on January 6, 2021, as he was swept by a mob of Proud Boys and Three Percenters onto the steps of the US Capitol Building came to my attention. In the second part of today’s Forthright Radio, we share excerpts from an extended interview with Nate Gowdy about his work, and what he experienced that day.

You can hear the extended interview with Nate Gowdy here: https://forthright.media/2023/01/13/nate-gowdy-insurrection/