Monday, November 21, 7 pm
In Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, Texas Christian University historian Max Kromchal tells the story starting in the 1930s of the decades-long struggle for democracy in Texas. In this reading and discussion, he will explain how African American, Mexican American, and white labor and community activists came together at the ballot box and in the streets, demanding not only integration but economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. Their efforts gave rise to the Democratic Coalition of the 1960s, a militant, multiracial alliance that would take on and eventually overthrow both Jim Crow and Juan Crow.
The event is co-sponsored by the Texas AFL-CIO.
Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703