Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow Black History Month 2019 Lecture

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


The CCA is the first location and premiere screening of a tour that Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier and Parisa Urquhart are on to highlight Black Abolitionists in Scotland - a relatively unknown but extremely important aspect of Scottish Black history. Professor Bernier, from the University of Edinburgh, will discuss the African American "struggle for liberty" in Scotland by tracing the transatlantic tours of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Josiah Henson, Sarah Parker Remond and Frederick Douglass. Following this, film director and producer, Parisa Urquhart will introduce her 20-minute documentary Strike for Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland. Frederick Douglass was, and still is, a massive national hero in the USA. The Obamas have announced they are producing a drama on him. 'Strike for Freedom:Frederick Douglass in Scotland' highlights world-exclusive information that Professor Bernier has uncovered that the US don’t even know about regarding Douglass and his family and Douglass’s impact in Scotland. A Q&A session will follow.
Period10 Oct 2019
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational