KCL History Society invites you to Looking Back: History in Black!

Join KCL History Society in collaboration with King’s History Department as we debate and discuss topical questions in Black History. (More information on our event page.)

We have an esteemed panel; Professor Richard Drayton, Dr Toby Green, Dr Bronwen Everill and Dr Vincent Hirribaren who will lead the discussion on three topical questions. The discussion will also be opened up to the floor for questions and further points from the audience.

The questions include:

1) Last month, a controversial history curriculum was officially adopted in English schools. Why and how should Black History be taught in schools?
2) The recent ‘Legacies of British Slave-Ownership’ project revealed how British slave-owners received compensations from the state for the abolition of slavery in the 1830s. What is the legacy of slavery for 21st century Britain in terms of economy and politics?
3) When Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013, everyone stressed his courage and determination. However, South Africa is still riddled with inequalities. Could Nelson Mandela have been wrong?

Do not worry if you have a seminar until 6pm, feel free to join us following your seminar!

This event is especially useful for those of you studying Worlds of the British Empire, Capitalism & Empire, HSSA and History & Memory. 

Date: Thursday 23rd October

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Venue: 8th Floor Open Space, History Department, Strand

More information on our Facebook event – click Join so we have you in our sights!

KCL History Society

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