Events for Black History Month 2015

Black History Month kicks off this week, marking the start of a month of celebrating black history, art and culture at The University of Nottingham and beyond. We’ve got a range of events taking place on campus and in the city, ranging from music and spoken word to public lectures. Almost all are free. Get …

Slavery, families and Brazil — public lecture

A public lecture by one of our academics takes place at the New Art Exchange next week. Dr Jane-Marie Collins, of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies gives a talk entitled African families: in slavery, in freedom, in Brazil on Tuesday 22 October at 5pm. Directions to the New Art Exchange are …

American oracle — remembering the civil war in the civil rights era

One of the highlights of our Black History Month programme takes place this week. David Blight, Professor of American History at Yale University, will give a public lecture on the significance that the emancipation of slavery played in the civil rights movement — 100 years later. American oracle? Remembering the civil war in the civil …

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 …