A Time to Break Silence – Martin Luther King and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Patrick Henderson is a first-year PhD student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and a research associate with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. He is currently researching the influence of American popular culture on Jamaican communities in New York City, having recently completed his MA thesis on Underground Resistance, Afrofuturism and …

Looking back — video from the BHM events

So, Black History Month is over for another year… We’ve had a great range of events taking place — not just on campus but throughout the city as well. what was your favourite? Did you miss any? Well, the Department of American and Canadian Studies are very efficient. They videoed the majority of their events …

I have a dream — MLK and biblical allusion

Guest post by Revd Chris Dakin, Baptist Chaplain We Christians are inspired by the patience and hope for change expressed by some of our great black leaders. Progress is sometimes slow. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S.Constitution in 1865 abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. 98 years later in 1963 the Southern University students of America used …