New Book Release! Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People’s Power
Personal narrative of a union organizer who helped a Jim Crow city become a more equitable place. This lively, illustrated memoir of Ernest “Home” Thompson (1906-1971) shows the great contribution that people’s coalitions can make to building equality and freedom. Thompson’s attention to ending racial gerrymandering that segregated schools in Orange, New Jersey, also helped shape a more vibrant and accepting community and contributed to the civil rights movement nationwide.
Saturday, April 28: Come to the people’s University of Orange to celebrate this new edition of Homeboy Came to Orange. The program will feature urbanists and a dance performance.
“Only the people can be entrusted with their own future.”
~ Ernie Thompson, 1971
Talking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WDET Detroit Today Podcast
Author Mindy Fullilove approaches the perception that race is a biological circumstance instead of a cultural construct in this new WDET Detroit Today interview with Stephen Henderson: How Fundamental Is Race to Our Understanding of Ourselves and Our Politics? The podcast explores the concept of race, where it comes from, and what it has done to America in an attempt to fully understand and realize Dr. King’s dream.