George Hopkins

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George W. Hopkins is a South Carolina activist.


George Hopkins received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976. Professor Hopkins joined the College of Charleston in the fall of 1976.

He has published in American urban, labor, and social history and was co-editor of South Atlantic Urban Studies, Vols. III-V, 1979-81. His interest in social movements includes AIM and other Native American efforts, past and present, to maintain independence and cultural autonomy.[1]

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 2008 George Hopkins, Professor of Department of History, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.[2]

T-Mobile panel

On February 16, 2013, a distinguished group of national, international, and local leaders gathered in Charleston to hear testimony from T- Mobile employees. Their testimony provided compelling evidence of horrible working conditions and a complete absence of job security.

Members of the Charleston Speak Out Panel were;

“Concern and alarm”

More than 1,200 historians affiliated with hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. — including eight scholars at the College of Charleston, two at The Citadel and one at Clemson University — have signed a public statement expressing “concern and alarm” over the First Amendment implications of the election of Donald Trump.

“On the eve of a new administration whose key players have traded in hateful rhetoric and emboldened the harassment of various targets, we urge Americans to be vigilant against a mass violation of civil rights and liberties that could result if such troubling developments continue unchecked,” the scholars write.

The call to vigilance was co-signed by College of Charleston professors Mari Crabtree, Adam Domby, Rachel Donaldson, Jon Hale, George Hopkins, Tammy Ingram, Scott Poole and John White; Citadel professors Ivy Farr Mcintyre and Kerry Taylor; and Clemson professor Elizabeth L. Jemison.[4]

Charleston DSA closed Facebook group

Members of the Charleston Democratic Socialists of America closed Facebook group members as of April 2017 included George Hopkins;[5]