Conversations in Black History

Africa Writes Leeds includes a day of activities to celebrate contemporary African writing and in particular the work of Wole Soyinka. The day has been produced in partnership with Africa Writes, the British Library, the Geraldine Connor Foundation, and the University of Leeds Centre for African Studies with sponsorship from Flutterwave. Curated by Khadijah Ibrahiim…
Book launch of Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (Pluto, 2017) with authors Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg, a discussion on Haiti today led by Guilaine Brutus, and a Reparations Dialogue from Sai Murray.  As part of the Conversations in Black History series at the University of Leeds. Tuesday 17 October, 6pm Leeds West…
You are warmly invited to the annual Race and Resistance Lecture which this year is co-sponsored by the School of History and the Conversations in Black History Series (run by Anyaa Anim-Addo and Say Burgin). We are delighted to welcome Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor of Sociology who will talk on “Why We Need Black Studies:…
The black Trinidadian revolutionary historian and activist C.L.R. James campaigning in support of the people of Ethiopia in Trafalgar Square, 1935.   The Leeds premier of the film documentary Every Cook Can Govern: The life works & impact of C.L.R. James is being shown as part of the ‘Conversations in Black History’ seminar series. There…
Remembering Christopher and David: Justice and Police Brutality in Yorkshire Wednesday 1 February – 6pm, Leeds West Indian Centre, Laycock Place, LS7 3JA In 1949, David Oluwale made his way from his native Nigeria to Hull. He settled in Leeds. Twenty years later, he was found drowned in the River Aire. In 1971, two Leeds…