The story of Gandhi’s early study of the abolitionist movement against slavery and the teachings of Booker T. Washington; of the way W.E.B. Du Bois’s notion of a ‘global color line’ – combined with his tireless outreach to anticolonial freedom fighters – helped to draw South Asians and African Americans together; of African Americans debating whether Gandhi’s strategies could apply to them throughout the 1920s; and of Marcus Garvey’s belief that the Indian freedom struggle served as an example of the possiblilty for the expansive unity he envisioned as a Pan-Africanist. Part of the “Black Internationalism” series.
The story of how Nazis studied and were inspired by American race laws, ranging from Hitler’s praise of American immigration laws in Mein Kampf, to Nazi legal scholars debating whether a Jim Crow system could work in Germany, to two years of study and debate of American race laws that directly inspired the infamous Nuremberg Laws that created a full scale racist state in Nazi Germany in 1935. Part of the “Understanding White Supremacy” series.