British Communism and the Politics of Race explores the role that the Communist Party of Great Britain played within the anti-racism movement in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s. As one of the first organizations to undertake serious anti-colonial and anti-racist activism within the British labour movement, the CPGB was a pioneering force that campaigned against racial discrimination, popular imperialism and fascist violence in British society.
First shown 2pm Saturday 12 June
Online talk hosted by the Socialist History Society
Speaker David Margolies
About the speaker:
David Margolies was a member of the collective responsible for the journal Red Letters, published from 1976 to 1991
He is Emeritus Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. Read on ...
Launch meeting for the SHS’s latest Occasional Publication
6.30pm, Saturday, 29 May
You can download David Morgan’s presentation about Edgell Rickword from here…
The joint authors of the publication discuss why the writers who are featured still matter. David Morgan will speak about Edgell Rickword and Greta Sykes will speak about Anna Seghers and Carlo Levi. Read on ...
We are delighted to announce the new president of the Socialist History Society and our two new vice presidents
President of the SHS
Willie has accepted our invitation to become our third Honorary President following the sad death of Stan Newens. Stan had succeeded Prof Eric Hobsbawm, our first president. Read on ...