South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe


ACLS Fellowship Program


Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese


“South-South Solidarities” unearths networks of politically radical activists and artists in the American hemisphere and around the world in the 1920s and 30s, examining the impact of their vision for a “rebellious humanity” in social movements today. While it studies a wide array of organizations and individuals, at its heart is the All-American Anti-Imperialist League (LADLA), created in 1925 in Mexico City. Within two years, LADLA joined with organizations from forty nations at the 1927 Brussels Anti-Imperialist Conference. There, LADLA organizers interacted with US Black intellectuals and with anti-colonial leaders from Africa and Asia. Through combining the study of archival sources with literary and artistic works in English and Spanish, “South-South Solidarities” examines how these exchanges impacted debates in radical circles in the Americas, specifically on the subjects of black and indigenous labor, immigrant rights, and racial policing.