Join us to celebrate the release of Dr. Paul Ortiz's newest book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States. Dr. Ortiz will be reading from his book, answering questions, and signing copies just for you. Copies can be pre-ordered at Third House Books. Stop in or visit to do so.

Incisive and timely, An African American and Latinx History is a revolutionary revisionist history told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists revealing the radically different ways that brown and black people of the diaspora addressed issues plaguing the United States today. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into one of the working class organizing themselves against imperialism.

PAUL ORTIZ is an associate professor in History and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. His book Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 was the recipient of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize.


  • Occurred Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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