Hubert Harrison Orator, Thinker and Writer
Radical Intellectual Giant of the Early 20th Century Widely Recognized as a Genius in his Day! Intellectual Progenitor of Radical Black Thought which directly seeded the thinking of Marcus Garvey, Arthur Schomberg and Malcolm X among others
Whose words stimulated Radical Black Awareness, the Harlem Renaissance
From Black Consciousness to Black Nationalism and International Radical Prospectives for the Black Man in America and in Africa
Why is he unsung? Why isn’t his name resounded in the halls of Black and American History?
Learn more about Hubert Harrison by watching the video at: https://youtu.be/2Gq77rOuZck
Honoring Black History Month: Black women were among the courageous many who opposed the institution of slavery in America and worked for its end. They fought not only slavery, but assumptions that the speaker’s lectern was an unfit place for a woman, especially if the audience was mixed men and women, and assumptions that African Americans and former slaves were not fit for mixed racial company. Hear about some of the lesser-known women abolitionists (including Frances E. W. Harper and Charlotte Forten Grimké), plus a few most have heard of and can learn more about (Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth), and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement of their day.
Currently teacher of municipal finance and public policy at CUNY & Columbia University
First Asian-American to hold a citywide office 43rd
Comptroller of the City of New York (2010 – 2013)
Former Candidate for the City Mayoralty.
A brilliant financial manager for the City of New York.
Secured more than $5 billion Increased the city pension portfolio to $150 billion.
Oversaw the city’s annual budget of $70 billion Initiated “CheckbookNYC.com, a transparent means to explain and review government spending.
A champion of fairness and equality – an opponent of stop-and-frisk.
Critiquing our political world today.
It’s not just about numbers, it’s about people. . .
” A man surely missed in the city’s political life today!