Black History Month film festival — screening civil rights

The Black History Month film festival takes place next week. The Department of American and Canadian Studies is screening two films which focus on interracial friendships. Profs Sharon Monteith and Zoe Trodd will be discussing how Hollywood deals with these relationships by comparing two very different films. The Help will screen on Tuesday, Freedom Song on …

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 …