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Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization book talk with James G. Cantres
Tuesday, March 16
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization book talk with James G. Cantres

Blackening Britain narrates radical political formations of Caribbean migrants in the U.K. through the mid-twentieth century. Dr. Cantres argues that migration to Britain along with decolonization across the Caribbean and Africa placed racialized subjects in a highly visible and often-criticized position in the metropole. In response, they innovated distinctly radical institutions, spaces, and arts that reflected a consciousness of resistance and novel conceptualizations of freedom rooted in the Caribbean and African background and expressed in the unique space of decolonizing Britain. A critical mass of revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists collaborated and engaged to theorize and carve out black radical post-national resistances in Britain.

Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University; Co-sponsored by 370J Project

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Mar 16, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. James Cantres
Dr. James Cantres is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, at Hunter College, CUNY. He is a historian of the African diaspora, specializing in migration, black internationalism, radical politics, cultural formations, and Africana epistemologies. His book, Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization, which details social and political histories of community formation, race consciousness, black power, anti-imperialism, and radical artistic and intellectual production among West Indians in London after World War II is out now from Rowman-Littlefield International. Instagram: @jamescantres