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  •  Thanks for a full and interesting diary as always. (15+ / 0-)

    The attention paid to Rosa Parks on her centenary is wonderful to see, particularly because of the effort to clarify the extent of her political awareness and commitment. It was no accident that she was there at that time, and she was as prepared as she could be for the immediate reaction. Maybe no one could have prepared for how things were going to unfold in the larger framework.

    I appreciate the inclusion of the Amy Goodman interview with Jeanne Theoharis. As a side note, Jeanne was one of the students in my cohort at U-MI; she and Rick Perlstein, another classmate, have really put the rest of us to shame. Rick left with his masters, thinking that was all he needed (and I certainly wouldn't challenge his decision now), and Jeanne finished the Ph.D. program in 4 years. She came in with her project research in hand; she was very well connected and prepared to sprint through, having studied with Henry Louis Gates at Harvard, and being the daughter of a historian, Athan Theoharis. I think her diss chair was Robin D. G. Kelley, who is another brilliant African-American historian. But definitely Jeanne is a skilled and capable scholar in her own right who is likely to reach break-out status with this important biography.

    I have some delicious layered pate to share with the group today--cream cheese, basil-walnut pesto, and sundried tomatoes, left over from my birthday party last weekend. Wish I really could push it through the intertoobs!

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:41:40 PM PST

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