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Black Revolution: The Global Politics of Black Radicalism

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:00

Russell Square: College Buildings, Room DLT
Development Studies Seminar Series
Dr Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City)

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.

About the speaker:

 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.

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