28 October 2020, 19:30 - 20:30
Join ARU graduate Asanté as she discusses her experience of how black history was taught, not only with a focus on ‘African Americans’ but also black people as slaves in which she argues 'has created a significant misrepresentation of the presence of black people in the UK'.
Asanté will explore the presence of black people in the UK, touching on the Atlantic slave trade, the Windrush generation, and black British figures throughout history such as Shirley Bassey, Stuart Hall, Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince.
This talk will also focus on those who are making great accomplishments today, such as Denise Lewis, Jacky Wright, Ade Adepitan and Sir Kenneth Olisa.
Asanté Boyce is an ARU alumni and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology. Although currently residing in the Netherlands, Asanté was born and raised in South London. Her dissertation, based on the experiences and perceptions of Black Sisterhood in the UK, inspired by her siblings, gained her the opportunity to lead a podcast with both the BBC and ARU.
This free talk is part of our Black History Month series of events.
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