George W. Hopkins is a South Carolina activist.
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.
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.
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;
- U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina,, House Minority Whip.
- Reverend James B. Lewis, Pastor, Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
- Kenneth Riley, President, South Carolina AFL- CIO and President, International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422
- Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
- Larry Cohen, President, Communications Workers of America, AFL- CIO
- Bill Saunders, Senior Staff for Rep. Jim Clyburn and longtime civil rights activist
- David Mack, Member, South Carolina House of Representatives
- Reverend John Paul Brown, Pastor, Mt. Zion AME Church, Charleston
- Donna DeWitt, President, South Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans and former President, South Carolina AFL- CIO
- Victor Rawl, Member, Charleston County Council
- George Hopkins, Professor (emeritus), College of Charleston, and Charleston Chapter Coordinator, South Carolina Progressive Network
- Billy Yates, United Students Against Sweatshops
“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.
Charleston DSA closed Facebook group
- Signers of Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now
- Standing up for Good Jobs in Charleston:
- [https://www.postandcourier.com/news/scholars-citing-history-warn-against-trump/article_28616bc6-c2fd-11e6-886e-c36d34de6a65.html, The Post and Courier, Scholars, citing history, warn against Trump BY ADAM PARKER firstname.lastname@example.org Dec 16, 2016]