SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism

Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City)

Date: 6 March 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 6 March 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Seminar

Black radicalism is one of the most misunderstood political philosophies that exist. Conflated with extremism; narrow versions of nationalism and; misogynistic organisations, it has largely been dismissed or overlooked as the ‘evil twin on the Civil Rights Movement’. This talk will recover the legacy of Black radicalism, outlining a tradition that provides a revolutionary alternative to the status quo. Calls for the Black Revolution challenge some of the central premises of development studies, demanding a route to liberation for Africa and her Diaspora.

 Kehinde Andrews is Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University. Kehinde was previously a lecturer in Working with Children, Young People and Families; and Criminology at Newman University. He completed his PhD in Sociology and Cultural Studies entitled ‘Back to Black: Black radicalism and the Black supplementary school movement' at the University of Birmingham. In 2013, Kehinde published his first book Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement. He is now director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association.

Organiser: Dr Feyzi Ismail

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