DECEMBER 3 — ALLAN BÉRUBÉ
Gay American historian, activist, independent scholar.
“None of us can do our best work until we believe that the life of the mind really does belong to us.”
DECEMBER 3, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
China: FEAST OF LU-HSING, the Stellar God of Happiness.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 3 IN HISTORY…
1847 — Frederick Douglass & Martin R. Delaney start North Star, anti-slavery paper.
1857 — Polish-born English sailor, novelist Joseph Conrad born.
1894 — Romanticist writer, critic Robert Louis Stevenson dies, Upolu, Samoa.
1930 — French radical filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard born, Paris, France.
1946 — Gay Americn historian, activist Allan Bérubé born, Springfield, MA.
1956 — Soviet artist Aleksandr Rodchenko dies, Moscow, Soviet Union.
1984 — Union Carbide disaster kills thousands in Bhopal, India.
1944 — Abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky dies, Paris, France.
2001 — U.S. radical political theorist Martin Glaberman dies, Detroit, Michigan.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.