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Author’s Discussion Series: Benjamin Talton- “In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics”
March 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
In This Land of Plenty presents Congressmen Mickey Leland as the embodiment of larger currents in African American politics at the end of the twentieth century. But a sober look at his aspirations shows the successes and shortcomings of domestic radicalism and aspirations of politically neutral humanitarianism during the 1980s, and the extent to which the decade was a major turning point in U.S. relations with the African continent.