Interview with Otis Cunningham

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Nelson Mandela, George Floyd, Brandon Johnson, Chicago, Springbok protest, soccer


African American Studies | African History | African Languages and Societies | American Politics | Civic and Community Engagement | Cultural History | History | Inequality and Stratification | International Relations | Other Political Science | Place and Environment | Political History | Political Science | Political Theory | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations


Length: 99 minutes

Oral history interview of Otis Cunningham by Lilah Hernandez discussing events and activities since his original 2010 interview.

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Otis Cunningham is an activist, health worker, and life-long Chicagoan. He supported numerous liberation movements in Africa, Cuba, Nicaragua, and other countries during the 1960s and 1970s, served on the African American Solidarity Committee editorial board, and was co-editor for the magazine African Agenda. He is married to Dr. Lisa Brock. He has since retired and continues his activism in several causes.

Topics include the anti-apartheid movement, Chicago politics, activism since 2010, Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and the 2016 presidential election.

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