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Louise Thompson Patterson, born in 1901, was a radical activist who dedicated her life to the labor movement, to black feminism, to freeing political prisoners—the list goes on.
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Louise Thompson Patterson, born in 1901, was a radical activist who dedicated her life to the labor movement, to black feminism, to freeing political prisoners—the list goes on. ⠀ "To study her is to witness the courage, sacrifice, discipline, vision, and fortitude needed to organize and work over the course of a long lifetime for justice and liberation for all people," writes Keith Gilyard in the introduction to his new biography. ⠀ Check out dukeupress.edu/louise-thompson-patterson to read the rest of the intro and learn more about "one of the most dangerous, courageous and brilliant women of the twentieth century" (Robin D. G. Kelley). ⠀ You can also grab the bio, along with all in-stock books and journal issues, for 40% off through Monday—just enter coupon code FALL40 at checkout!

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#WhenSugarHillWasSweet Great convo at the #SchomburgCenter last night about the activist women who lived #Harlem in #SugarHill at 409 and 555 #Edgecombe Avenue. #AWomansWork #LouiseThompsonPatterson #ShirleyGrahamDuBois #MamiePhippsClark #EslandaGoodeRobeson #ClaudiaJones #MaidaSpringerKemp #LouiseThompson was a patron of the arts during the #HarlemRenaissance who started the  #Vanguard group with #AugustaSavage to support black artists with sympathy for the #Left. The photo of Thompson at the bottom right was taken by #JamesLatimerAllen and was included in the exhibition I curated for #YUAG in 1999.

#WhenSugarHillWasSweet Great convo at the #SchomburgCenter last night about the activist women who lived #Harlem in #SugarHill at 409 and 555 #Edgecombe Avenue. #AWomansWork #LouiseThompsonPatterson #ShirleyGrahamDuBois #MamiePhippsClark #EslandaGoodeRobeson #ClaudiaJones #MaidaSpringerKemp #LouiseThompson was a patron of the arts during the #HarlemRenaissance who started the #Vanguard group with #AugustaSavage to support black artists with sympathy for the #Left. The photo of Thompson at the bottom right was taken by #JamesLatimerAllen and was included in the exhibition I curated for #YUAG in 1999.

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