The Meanings of Black History

The Murray Learning Centre, UG09
Thursday 17 November 2016 (18:00-20:00)
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There can be no single version of ‘black history’. Its meaning differs from person to person, from place to place and from era to era - depending on such factors as school curriculums, media clichés and stereotypes, access to historical evidence, collective traditions, patterns of mobility, and experiences of gender and class.

The Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC)  presents a roundtable discussion to grapple with the meanings of 'black history' in Britain and beyond. Hear the perspectives of academics from the fields of British, African and American history and share your views on what black history means to you.

Speakers include:

  • Norma Gregory (Nottingham News Centre)
  • Azeezat Johnson (Critical Race & Ethnicities Network)
  • Kadian Pow (Black Studies, Birmingham City University)
  • Keith Shear (African Studies, University of Birmingham)
  • Natalie Thomlinson (Modern British Cultural History, University of Sheffield)

This event is free but booking is recommended.