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Book Talk: Hajar Yazdiha and Gene Demby, The Struggle for the People's King

  • November 16, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Loyalty Books, 843 Upshur Street NW, WDC 20011

Join Loyalty Bookstores and DC Public Library for an in-person event with Hajar Yazdiha and Gene Demby to celebrate the release of The Struggle for the People's King! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

"How the misuses of Martin Luther King’s legacy divide us and undermine democracy. In the post–civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, from people with disabilities to women’s rights activists and LGBTQ coalitions. Increasingly since the 1980s, white, right-wing social movements, from family values coalitions to the alt-right, now claim the collective memory of civil rights to portray themselves as the newly oppressed minorities. The Struggle for the People’s King reveals how, as these powerful groups remake collective memory toward competing political ends, they generate offshoots of remembrance that distort history and threaten the very foundations of multicultural democracy."

Register online at Loyalty Books

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