Dr. Gerald Horne is a long-time activist, in antiracist and working-class struggles, whose research and scholarship played and continues to play an important role in bringing to the fore important dimensions of struggles for freedom along axis and intersections of class, gender, and race. This combination made him not only a student of the Black radical tradition but also one its major figures alongside Herbert Aptheker, Manning Marable, and Cedric Robinson, all of whom are part of the namesake of this award. He holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations, and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His current research includes the forthcoming Revolting Capital: Racism and Radicalism in Washington, D.C., 1918–1968 and a study of U.S. imperialism in Northeast Africa, principally Egypt and Ethiopia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a similar study concerning U.S. imperialism in Southeast Asia during the same period.