Race and rights: screening of Fruitvale Station

By Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. She is a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, and a co-convener of the October Dialogues 2015. Her PhD focuses on transatlantic abolitionism and African American resistance against racism in nineteenth century Britain. In celebration of Black History Month …

To the Colours! Regimental Flags of the United States Colored Troops

In this blog post, MRes student James Brookes marks both Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by examining the visual culture of black troops. A Civil War regiment would typically carry two flags into battle, the national standard and the regimental colours. Amongst regiments of white Federal soldiers, the …

Nas at Lovebox, 20 years of Illmatic

To mark Black History Month, Nottingham MRes student Jasmine Gothelf (American & Canadian Studies) reviews a recent performance by the African American artist Nas in Britain, and discusses the ongoing political relevance of hip hop to contemporary African American life. To hear about another black activist’s visit to Britain, please join the American & Canadian …

Student profile — SU BME Officer Huda Alfardus

Huda Alfardus is the Students’ Union BME Officer. She spoke to Val Watson about her life and interests — at University and beyond. Where are you from? Oxford What do you do at the University?   I’m a final year Human Genetics student, and the degree course representative within the student union education network. I’m also …