This study group is reading and discussing Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism. Robinson argued that Black radicalism must be linked to the traditions of Africa and the unique experiences of Blacks on western continents. Analyses of African-American history need to acknowledge this; from the time of the early formation of a world bourgeoisie, to the African diaspora, to the Atlantic slave trade, to the 20th Century. Robinson’s text also addresses the work and legacies of C.L.R. James, W.E.B. Dubois, and Richard Wright in their anticapitalist positions and their contributions to and conflicts with Western Marxism. Convened by William Stroud and Peter Wilson.