| By Kevin C. Brown |

Feb. 21, 2012 — Nico Slate is an assistant professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of the book, “Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India.” Slate’s work explores how African-Americans and Indians formed connections between their movements against Jim Crow and British rule, respectively, during the early 20th century. In addition to demonstrating how the struggles shared ideas, rhetoric, and some key figures, Slate positions these movements against the history of the shared world which they sought to change: one defined by imperialism, racism, and economic inequality. 

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in February 2013.

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