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History Café: Why America Was Not in Carlos Bulosan’s Heart

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In the 1950s, the US government targeted many activists, organizers and intellectuals in the name of fighting communism. One target of investigation was Carlos Bulosan, the Seattle-based Filipino American writer and labor organizer. Drawing from his new book, Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State, UW Professor Moon-Ho Jung will situate the FBI’s investigation of Bulosan’s political activities around radical anticolonial movements across the Pacific.

History Café is produced as a partnership between HistoryLink and MOHAI.

ASL Interpretation and CART captioning is available during the program through generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For additional accessibility support, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks before the program.

If you can’t make it to the museum, tune in live on MOHAI’s Facebook page to virtually attend this program, linked below.

Photo Credit: US Library of Congress

Location: MOHAI Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion

Cost: Free with Registration

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