Why have the U.S. and Cuba had such a hostile relationship for so long? What does the “opening” with Cuba mean for U.S.-Cuba relations going forward? On July 20th host Allen Ruff spoke with historian Gerald Horne to discuss the recent U.S. opening with Cuba in light of Horne’s recently released portrait of the longer relationship between Cuba and the U.S., and the complex context of Afro-Cuban and African-American history, “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow.”
Gerald Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research focuses on labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war.