The socialist movement in this country was at its strongest when it developed deep ties to the movement for Black liberation. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith reflect on key moments of this historic connection.
Barbara Smith is an independent scholar, socialist and lifelong freedom fighter. She was co-founder of the Combahee River Collective. Her pivotal writings include Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith, Home Girls, All the Women are White, and All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us are Brave and so many more, including many op-eds in the past few years. Through her activism over these many years, she has been a foundational contributor and definer of Black feminism.