Going global: restoring agency to black history

This post is contributed by Joe Merton, Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, Faculty of Arts. His main area of expertise is the social and political history of the twentieth century United States. It is a great privilege to teach black history at university. Few fields of history offer such lively and provocative source material; such breadth; …

Protest Memory: Black History Month for American Studies

Nearly 100 years ago, an African American intellectual decided to launch what he called “Negro History Week”. The son of former slaves, Carter G. Woodson wanted to popularise interest in black history, and transform the past from a site of pain (at slavery and lynching) to one of pride (at activism and accomplishment). He believed …