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Invited speaker : Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow Black History Month 2019 Lecture

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

Invited speaker

10 Oct 2019

Abstract

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.

Attending event

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow Black History Month 2019 Lecture

Duration10 Oct 2019 → …
Location of eventCCA
CityGlasgow
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

Event: Other

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