From the 2013 Radical Bookfair: Akinyele Umoja on the victory of Chokwe Lumumba

Last year, during our "New Histories of the Civil Rights Movement" panel featuring his book We Will Shoot Back, we asked scholar and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement founding member Akinyele Umoja to explain the history and organizing behind the then fresh victory of Chokwe Lumumba in the mayoral race in Jackson, Mississippi:


 Tragically, Chokwe Lumumba died only eight months into his first term; but the struggle in Jackson continues; below, you can donate to an effort initiated by Lumumba and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement to build the regional solidarity economy through worker cooperatives and other forms of community-focused economic development: