The Legacy of Slavery: Five Movements by Kwame Nimako

Using the concepts of ‘parallel lives’ and ‘intertwined belongings’ as backdrop, Dr. Kwame Nimako will demonstrate in this lecture that the legacy of Atlantic slavery has given rise to five distinctively racialized movements on the subject of slavery. The five movements in question are: remembrance and commemorations, reparations, anniversaries, museums, and the movement to combat so-called ‘modern’ slavery. At the forefront of the demands for remembrance/commemoration, anniversary, and reparation is Black agency and activism; the museums and ‘modern’ slavery initiatives are predominantly white Euro-American. Reception to follow.

Sep-24-18 6:00 pm - Sep-24-18 9:00 pm