Historical Readings on #BlackAsianSolidarity

51ZP54wwXmL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Recently, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted a fascinating panel discussion entitled, “From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny.” The panel explored Black and Asian American racial formation and the history of Afro-Asian solidarity. The featured panelists were William Jelani Cobb; Ellen D. Wu; Deepa Iyer; and Soya Jung. Check out the hashtag #BlackAsianSolidarity on Twitter for insights and photos from the event. In this post, I offer a few seminal historical readings on Afro-Asian solidarity for those who are interested in further exploring this topic. Readings are arranged by date of publication.


Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain is the Senior Editor of Black Perspectives. She is a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her first book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press), will be published in Spring 2018. Follow her on Twitter @KeishaBlain.