Historical Commons As Sites of Transformation. A Critical Research Agenda To Study Human and More-Than-Human Communities – Geoforum – article

Historical Commons As Sites of Transformation. A Critical Research Agenda To Study Human and More-Than-Human Communities

Marta Nieto-Romero | Geoforum

2019-10-24

The Original Rainbow Coalition is often revered as an “inter-racial” alliance that included the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots. Re-contextualizing the formation of the coalition in relation to population violence in Chicago, this article documents the Rainbow Coalition as a political strategy that opposed the economization of poverty. Led by Fred Hampton, the Rainbow Coalition practiced an unconventional solidarity that also challenged the anti-racism strategies proposed by civil rights, cultural nationalist, and New Left organizations, alike.

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