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Black Consciousness and Political Action in Caribbean and Afro-Latinx Thought

Wed, February 27th, 2019
4:15 pm
- 5:30 pm

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Devyn Spence Benson and Minkah Makalani are two of the foremost scholars in their generation working at the intersections of black studies, history, and global politics. On February 27th, Benson and Makalani will have a public conversation on the meaning of black consciousness and the significance of various articulations of black consciousness for political action both in modern and contemporary Caribbean and Afro-Latinx thought. Benson shall draw upon her extensive work on the Cuban Revolution and circulations of black consciousness in Cuba and the Hispanophone Caribbean. The under explored writings and activism of C.L.R. James, the Trinidadian intellectual, in his home country—rather than other parts of the Caribbean or wider world—and the rethinking of black radicalism will form the basis of Makalani’s remarks.

This event is part of the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies yearlong series on Race and Democracy. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, History, and Latina/o Studies

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