Amid increased attention on whether current disarmament practices are sufficient, Good Energy Collective hosted Dr. Vincent Intondi, the author of Saving the World from Nuclear War and African Americans Against the Bomb in conversation on the status and outlook for the future of the nuclear disarmament movement. Intondi discussed the movement's historical origins, the intersection between race and nuclear weapons, and the foundational role that civil rights movement activists played in early disarmament efforts.
About the Author
Vincent Intondi is a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. From 2009-2017, Intondi was Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Intondi was an Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. Intondi regularly works with organizations exploring ways to include more diverse voices in the nuclear disarmament movement. His research focuses on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons. He is the author of the books, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement (Stanford University Press, 2015) and Saving the World from Nuclear War: The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023).