Internationalisms & Solidarities

Franklin Gallery @ History, October 2016 - September 2017

The exhibit captures the circulation of ideas and snapshots of individuals and activists who reached out across boundaries and borders in their struggles, showcasing links between international and domestic political mobilizations from the 1920s to the 2010s.  

It profiles the long history of engagement of African American, Asian, and Asian American activists, to introduce conversations linked in a common struggle for racial justice and international solidarity ranging from W. E. B. Du Bois and B. R. Ambedkar, Gandhi and King, to C. L. R. James and Grace Lee Boggs, Black Panthers and the SF Third World Student Strike, to the current mobilizations of Dalit [Untouchable] Movement reaching out to Angela Davis.

Curated by Sucheta Mazumdar (Associate Professor of Department of History, Duke University) and assisted by Zhuyun Alta Zhang (Graduate student, Duke Liberal Studies).