Society & Culture
Victoria Wolcott discusses the Long Civil Rights Movement and utopianism
Episode 25 features Victoria Wolcott, a professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Wolcott speaks about her upcoming book, Living in the Future: Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement(University of Chicago Press, 2022), and her research on utopian thought and communities. She discusses Civil Rights Movement activists like Martin Luther King Jr., Father Divine, and Howard Thurman, and how their shared belief in radical pacifism holds utopian yearnings.
Keywords: civil rights, civil rights movement, BLM, Martin Luther King, activism, Black activism, utopia, utopianism, Marxism, socialism
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