The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic – 14/15 October

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Claude McKay addressing the Fourth Congress of the Comintern, Moscow in 1922

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October 2017

Conference to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution

Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR)

University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Keynote speakers: Professor Winston James, University of California, Irvine.

Professor Hakim Adi, University of Chichester

& Dr. Cathy Bergin, University of Brighton

With performances from Linton Kwesi Johnson (invited), David Rovics and Tayo Aluko.

The Russian Revolution was not only one of the most critical events of the twentieth century in its own right but an inspirational event across the ‘black Atlantic’ as a blow against racism and imperialism.  For colonial subjects of European empires internationally as well as black Americans, the Russian Revolution promised the hope of a world without oppression and exploitation.   This conference aims to build on the growing scholarship and literature in this area to explore the impact the revolutionary events in Russia during 1917 made across the African diaspora and the subsequent critical intellectual influence of Marxism and Bolshevism on the current of revolutionary ‘black internationalism’ in its aftermath.

Organisers: Olga Tabachnikova, David Featherstone, Christian Høgsbjerg and Alan Rice

For more information (plus details of registration and the provisional programme when ready):    https://theredandtheblack.wordpress.com/       http://ibaruclan.com/

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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