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Black History is British History
October 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join 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”.
She will explore the presence of black people within the UK after the well-known windrush generation including the Atlantic slave trade including black British figures throughout British history such as Shirley Bassey, Stuart Hall, Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince.
This talk will also focus on those within the black community today that are making great accomplishments, such as Denise Lewis, Jacky Wright, Ade Adepitan and Sir Kenneth Olisa.
Asanté Boyce is an ARU Alumni and graduated with a BA Honours 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.