MIT's Phil Thompson explains how the struggles against slavery and Jim Crow were not just about reaffirming human rights, but also about transforming the economy.
"The sad reality is that America became an economic powerhouse through the dehumanization & exploitation of a cheap labor force (slavery, migrant workers, mass incarceration). We must know our history in order to create a better system!" - Actor/director Danny Glover
"Quick history lesson ... race, class, prison & you." - Guitarist/activist Tom Morello
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