By Charisse Burden-Stelly and Robin D. G. Kelley


Editors’ note: This  61-minute video consists mainly of the remarks of Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly  (minutes 5 to 29) at a seminar at New York University Tamiment Library/Robert Wagner Labor Archives on March 18, 2021. There are comments in response to her presentation by Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley (minutes 29 to 42).  Both are scholars of the Black radical tradition. La Longue Durée ( meaning ” the long term”  in English ) is a concept developed by the Annales School of historians to refer to the long-term structural realities underlying the surface events of history.