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Gerald Horne

AMST Senior Seminar Presentation

Katherine Grow

on 7 March 2013

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Santa Cruz Why Gerald Horne? -Already learned extensively about African American histriography, which is African American historians representing greater trends within the African American community

-Gerald Horne has numerous written works with a common theme of social justice and exposing the truth

-He is an extremely interesting man, able to do so much with his untraditional political stances Born in St. Louis Missouri
January 3, 1949 Childhood -He grew up in the age of Jim Crow

-His family was a huge support system

-Always listened to the radio, aware of a bigger world

-Brown V. Board of Education case of 1954 expanded his educational opportunities Undergraduate at Princenton in 1966 Life at Princeton -Began his activism and world awareness especially in Africa

-Got his B.A. in PUblic and International Affairs

-He was interested in justice and liberation for African Americans and the Earl Warren Court (1953-1969) made it appealing Boalt Hall School of Law
at Cal Berkeley
in 1969 Law School in Berkeley -Further worked to help the situation for his race internationally and within the United States

-Obtained Juris Doctorate in 1973 New York City to practice law
in 1973 Graduate student at Columbia University in History department Columbia University -Offered Horne "the intelletual opportunity to undertake a closer examination of the issues and events that had shaped his political life"

-Still involved with law

-Also free-lanced as a journalist in.... Moscow London Sudan Chile The
Philippines Tenured Professorship
at UC Santa Barbara
in 1988 Professorship at UCSB -Allowed him to focus completely on writing and researching history

-Still was an advocate and activist for the world but was able to do it through publications

-Ran for California State Senate in 1992

-"The Horne Thesis" Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and
the 1960s
(1995) Black and Red: W.E.B. Du Bois
and the Afro-American
Response to the Cold War
(1986) Fulbright Fellowship in
Zimbabwe in 1995 Harare, Zimbabwe -Conducting research and studying at the University of zimbabwe in Harare

-Published "From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980" in 2001 Fulbright Fellowship in
Hong Kong in 1999 Hong Kong, China -Researched and taught at the University of Hong Kong

-Published "Race War! White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire" in 2003.

-I would say one of the more provocative of his writings Where in the World
is Gerald Horne? Katherine Grow
AMST 190
Winter Quarter 2013 Currently tenured Professor
at University of Houston, Texas Professor Horne -Still works to create a more inclusive history for those of his race, not only in American but all over the world.

-Embodies the pattern of most African-Americans and their involvement in world affairs just as the greater U.S. has become a world leader Race Woman: The
Lives of Shirley
Graham Du Bois
(2002) Realization -The Warren Court was a unique moment in history and not an indicator of the future

-Horne went back to school...
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