The Auburn Avenue Research Library in partnership with the Baton Foundation host Dr. Paul Ortiz who will discuss his latest publication An African American and Latinx History of the United States.
Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortizchallenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy,”and shows how placing Black, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms U.S. history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism.
Paul Ortiz is the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and professor of history at the University of Florida. He serves onthe Faculty Advisory Council for the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies.