Jerome Scott

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Jerome Scott

Jerome Scott is a leader of League of Revolutionaries for a New America.

Jerome Scott was a labor organizer in the auto plants of Detroit in the 1960s-70s, and a community organizer, popular educator and author in the South since the 1970s, was a founding member and former director of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide in Atlanta, GA. He serves on the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, is active in Grassroots Global Justice and other organizations, including the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. He is author/co-author of numerous chapters and articles on race, class, movement building and the revolutionary process, and is a contributing editor to four popular education toolkits including The Roots of Terror and Today's Globalization. He was co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2004 Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology. [1]

Malcolm X conference

A conference, Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was held in New York City, November 14 1990.

The "Is It Time for Independent Black Politics?" panel consisted of;



Black anti-Columbus group

Ona Alston, Abdul Alkalimat, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Monica Jackson, Ralph Gomes, Cynthia Larimore, Jerome Scott, Cornell Locklear, Leo Oso, Walda Katz-Fishman, were on the working group for a conference to discuss an "Afro-Centric Counter-Columbus commemoration" Bill Fletcher, Jr. wrote about the group "In search of our truth, and our future" inFreedom Road Socialist Organization's Forward Motion, December 1991 issue.

Black Radical Congress

In March 1998 “Endorsers of the Call” to found a Black Radical Congress included Jerome Scott, Project South, Atlanta[3].


Van Jones was a panelist at the Black Radical Congress conference held in Chicago, June 19-21, 1998, University of Illinois at Chicago, in the workshop "Sustaining Community Groups and Institutions". The BRC was/is a marxist/Black Power melange of the old Communist Party USA, SNCC, Republic of New Afrika and related groups of the 1960s and 70s, with the newer generations of the "Reparations" Movement, the Democratic Socialists of America , and marxists from the Black Power political movements of the 1970s thru 1990s.[4]

Panelists were Jerome Scott (chair), Sharon Powell, Van Jones, Jennifer Henderson, Judy Hatcher (coordinator).

“Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century”

10th Anniversary Meeting of the Black Radical Congress, “Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century” Black Radical Congress, June 20-22, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri.

Endorsers for the Congress included Jerome Scott, League of Revolutionaries for a New America.[5]

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[6] War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Jerome Scott, executive director, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide Seminarians for Peace.

Project South Leadership transition

2007, first U.S. Social Forum converges over 20,000 people in Atlanta, Project South serves as anchor organization. Historical transition of founders Jerome Scott, Director (staff) and Walda Katz-Fishman, Board Chair. PS creates the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) – Christi Ketchum, Emery Wright, Stephanie Guilloud & Will Cordery.[7]

Independent Progressive Politics Network

In 2009 Jerome Scott served on the National Steering Committee of the Independent Progressive Politics Network[8].

US Social Forum National Planning Committee

Contact Sheet for the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, Detroit 2010. Original April 09, 2009, Updated February 23, 2010.

Left Forum 2010

What Does it Mean to be a Revolutionary in Our Times?:

The US Social Forum and US Social Movements: The Road from Atlanta to Detroit 2010:

The Revolutionary Project and Socialism in the 21st century: US Bottom-up Struggles and the US Social Forum:

Left Forum 2011

Left Forum 2012

The Occupy Motion and the Revolutionary Process

Speakers for a New America

Circa 2015 Jerome Scott was part of Speakers for a New America, the speakers bureau for League of Revolutionaries for a New America.

League comrades

Daymon J. Hartley January 5, 2014 · League of Revolutionaries for a New America leaders.


With Cathy Talbott, David Smokler, General Baker, Darryl Waistline Mitchell, Nelson Peery, Jerome Scott, Dorothy Pinkney, Marian Kramer, Claire McClinton and Sandra Reid. Plus Edward Pinkney.

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Jerome Scott was among those on the list. [9]

Founding conference/Leadership

By Allen Harris CHICAGO– With tremendous enthusiasm, fighting spirit and unity, the League of Revolutionaries for a New America was established during a convention held in Chicago on April 29 and 1995.

Attending were 73 delegates and 67 observers, as well as representatives of 30 areas and the national office. They came from 22 states, the District of Columbia and the Lakota Nation.

The meeting was the second national convention of the organization founded in Chicago in April, 1993 and originally called the National Organizing Committee.

Ranging in age from 17 to 80, the participants were Native American, white, black, Latino, Asian and Arab. They were urban, suburban and rural. They were secular and Christian, Muslim, Jewish and people of other faiths.

On the National Committee are Theresa Allison, Michelle Tingling-Clemmons, Leona Smith, Willie Baptist, Ted Quant, Jerome Scott, Gloria Sandoval, Ronald Casanova, John Slaughter, Timothy Sandoval, Richard Monje, Jackie Gage, Alma Ornelas, Maria Martinez, Larry Regan, Rose Sanders, Nitza Vera and Luis Rodriguez.