300978_10151051578877344_728002230_nDear friends and colleagues,

Thanks to all who have inquired about the dates and location for the 2014 Black German Convention. After three consecutive years of very successful conferences, we have decided to move this year to a biennial convention schedule. In keeping with this decision, we will not be hosting a convention in 2014 and will reconvene in August 2015. Like other conferences with similar meeting structures, we feel this is both the most efficient way of distributing the tremendous amount of work that our small group of organizers put into the conference, as well as a very effective way of sustaining our momentum for the future.

Our hope is that during the ‘off years’ of the conference, a space will be created for other types of less formal activities for the Black German community in the US, and we encourage those interested in such events to please be in touch with us via our email at . We also welcome the interest of institutional partners who would be willing to host future conventions.

We appreciate the support each of you has given us over the past few years and we look forward to an equally vibrant conference in 2015.


BGHRA Convention 2013 Videos Now Online!

video-1316552018We are profoundly grateful to Amherst College for providing us with these fabulous videos of the Black German Heritage and Research Association’s third annual convention: Black Germans in Diaspora.

We are certain that you will enjoy them and for those who were unable to be with us this year, we hope that they will inspire you to join us in 2014.



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