Black History Now! is an online panel discussion that reflects on the state of the field in Black British History and affirms its centrality to the discipline of History more widely. What is going on in Black History in Durham and the North East? How can historians in Durham and the wider region continue to build the field? And what are the implications of recent developments in the field for the movement to decolonise the curriculum?
The panel involves the following speakers:
Stefanella Julius, Nkechi Managwu, and Emilie Tenbroek are historians studying at Durham and Decolonising the Curriculum Interns with the Decolonise Durham Network.
Sean Creighton is an independent historian who has worked extensively on Black British History, radical history, and the history of slavery and abolition in the North East, including his role in the Tyne & Wear Remembering Slavery project in 2007 and North East Popular Politics Project in 2010-13. He maintains a blog on History and Social Action.
Liam Liburd is Assistant Professor of Black British History at Durham University. His research interests lie in the history, impact and legacy of Empire, decolonisation and race/racism in twentieth-century Britain. Recently he published the article ‘Thinking Imperially: The British Fascisti and the Politics of Empire, 1923–35’ in Twentieth Century British History and featured in the BBC Radio 4 series Britain’s Fascist Thread.
The image shown above is a photograph of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who performed in Newcastle in 1873 and feature in the book 'African Lives in Northern England', edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein. The original photograph is kept in the Library of Congress, and for further details follow this link: https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010647805/.