Black History in the Age of Black Lives Matter – David Olusoga in conversation with Colin Grant

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Thu, 29 October 7:30pm - 8:30pm

In 2020 the rights of black people have been in the news in a way not seen for half a century. The Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s murder reverberated worldwide. Statues have fallen, organisations have confronted their connections to slavery and Empire and millions of people have begun to engage with the issues of racism in new ways.  But will this be a moment of real change and why has black history been at the centre of this moment?  David Olusoga is a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker.  He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.

 Colin Grant’s five books include Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush GenerationHe’s also a historian and Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies.  

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