From its flawed notion of “separate but equal” to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination.
ERIF is proud to announce the Call for Contributions for its second conference Returning the Gaze Part II. Picking up from our first conference – 2014’s Returning the Gaze: Blackface in Europe – our second edition will continue to present a critical view on European racialised imagery, while approaching from a broader angle the departs from only blackface related themes.
My name is Dr. Shantella Y. Sherman and I am an independent historian working in the field of the American Eugenics Movement. I am currently looking for panelists for the 2016 American Studies Associatoin Conference Home / Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are (November 17-20, 2016, Denver, Colorado) for a panel "Racial Uplift & the Disarticulation of Home."
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.org) is organizing a special issue to analyze the work of Frances Cress Welsing, MD. The editors are Jahi Issa, Ph.D., Patricia Newton, M.D., MPH, M.A. (Nana Dr. Akosua Akyaa) and Lawson Bush V, Ph.D. (Nana Kweku Baakan). Papers examining her books, articles and presentations are welcomed. Secondly, contributions should engage the following themes; however, papers that examine other areas of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s life and work will also be considered:
I am editor of the Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema and I'm looking for a range of students, scholars and other experts to contribute to this text.
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