A history of race relations with Kehinde Andrews

Monday 17th April

Professor Kehinde Andrews, leads this informative seminar about the history of race and racial inequality in the UK

 

Is police brutality really only an American issue? How – and why – was the Windrush scandal allowed to happen? What are the wider links to Britain’s imperial legacy? What was the cultural impact of the British Black Power movement, and how has it impacted the civil uprising we are seeing today?

In this informative seminar with Professor Kehinde Andrews, you will be taken through a history of race relations and racism in the UK, learning about the foundations of the present-day Black Lives Matter protests, including how they have been built on the civil rights movements that have come before.

You will also be guided through the context of modern-day racism, how unfulfilled promises of the past are fuel for young people’s frustrations today, just how far Britain’s imperial legacy reaches – and why this legacy is still relevant.

This is an unmissable and essential masterclass for anyone looking to expand on their beginner knowledge of racism, as well as those interested in learning more about the roots of modern-day civil rights struggles.

Course content

  • The British Black Power movement and its international links
  • The civil rights struggle in the UK, including campaigns to reform the police
  • Race riots and urban rebellions in the UK
  • History of racist social police, including the roots of the Windrush scandal and its wider links to Britain’s imperial legacy

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World at checkout for the combined price of £58.24 including postage and packing.

Tutor profile

Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. He is the author of The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World (2021); Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century, and he is editor of the Blackness in Britain book series. Kehinde has also written opinion pieces for the Guardian, the Independent, the Washington Post and CNN. He is also the founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity

Course Details

  • Date: Monday 17 April 2023
  • 6pm-8.30pm (GMT)

A catch up recording will be shared after the class and will be available for two weeks.

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

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