Interview with Frederick Douglass Opie, author of Upsetting the Applecart

Upsetting the Applecart Opie New YorkBetween 1959 and 1989, New York City blacks and Latinos went from having almost no political power to building a coalition that elevated David Dinkins to mayor. In his new book, Upsetting the Applecart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York from Protest to Public, Frederick Douglass Opie chronicles this often unrecognized story of grassroots activism and organized labor grew the coalition, and the outsized political personalities who threatened to tear it apart. I interviewed Professor Opie on these topics, as well as more recent political events in New York:

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