Why Are We Still Fighting for Justice Today - Conversation with Revolutionary Artist Dread Scott, Plus Thoughts from Bob Avakian and Cornel West

Revolutionary Artist Dread Scott

Revolutionary artist Dread Scott has been creating inspiring, beautiful and provocative works of art for decades. Some of his works, including A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY, were recently included in a show called For Freedoms at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. He describes it as an updated version of a flag that the NAACP used to hang from their national headquarters in New York whenever someone was lynched, "A MAN WAS LYNCHED YESTERDAY." In the late 1920s and early '30s they would hang this from their headquarters as part of their anti-lynching campaign.

Why Are We Still Fighting for Justice Today?

"Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?" This is a segment from the DVD, Revolution and Religion, the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, which took place in late 2014, at Riverside Church in New York. This was after the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but before the grand jury refused to indict the cop who murdered him. It was also in the aftermath of military-style raids on housing projects in Harlem, when the NYPD rounded up dozens of Black youth. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual and a Professor at Union Theological Seminary, and Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.