Carnegie Mellon University

Multiracial Communists & the National Question in the 1970s

Multiracial Communists and the National Question in the 1970s

The Socialist Studies Seminar Presents:

Eddie Bonilla,

UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow in Latinx Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, September 17, 2021


Baker/Porter Hall, CMU Campus

During the 1970s and 1980s, Marxist-Leninist organizations in the United States debated “the national question.” Chicana/o, Asian American, and African American groups, emerging from the Civil Rights-Black Power movements of the 1960s, created a new multiracial communist organization, the League of Revolutionary Struggle. The League became part of global debates over nationalism/nationhood within 20th century communist movements, making “the national question” central to their organizing of immigrants, women, and workers.

For more information, contact Professor Wendy Goldman.