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GERMANY AND THE BLACK DIASPORA

imagePoints of Contact, 1250-1914

“Meticulously researched in previously ignored archives and obscure publications, the essays included in this volume range from black figures in medieval art and baroque drama to German translations of 18th- and 19th-century African and African American writers… to the fascinating account of the venture to start cotton plantations in Togo, undertaken by the German Colonial Committee with the help of Booker T. Washington. [They] reveal the many interactions of Africans and African Americans with the German-speaking world, thus offering fresh and suggestive interracial perspectives on German cultural history in broader contexts.” · Werner Sollors, Harvard University

“The organization of the book is exemplary. The introduction presents a very important theoretical construct for this and future investigations of the phenomenon of race in the German-speaking world…the chapters assembled in this anthology are excellent…I have no doubt this volume will quickly become a vital part of the growing body of research on Afro-German interactions.” · Leroy Hopkins, Millersville University

“This is an important collection that takes a large step forward in advancing knowledge about people of the African diaspora in Germany.” · Sara Lennox, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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BGHRA Convention Registration is Now Open!

imageThe third annual convention of the Black German Heritage and Research Association will be held on August 8-11, 2013, at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. This year’s convention will focus on Black Germans in Diaspora. The conference will feature a keynote address by Maisha Eggers, Professor of Childhood and Diversity Studies at the University of Magdeburg, a screening of the 1952 film “Toxi” with an introduction and Q & A by Professor Angelica Fenner of the University of Toronto, author of “Race Under Reconstruction in German Cinema” (2011), and presentations by guest artists Sharon Dodua Otoo and Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, editors of “The Little Book of Big Visions: How To Be an Artist and Revolutionize the World,” published by the Berlin publishers Edition Assemblage in October 2012.

For Details and Registration, Please Visit the Convention Website!

 

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Black History Month in Berlin

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The German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy are delighted to present our Black History Month in Berlin program: A six-week series of events that will focus on the influence of the African Diaspora in Germany and around the world. The opening event of the series will take place on 20th January, the day that marks the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America.

The program will then continue throughout February 2009 with a full and varied timetable of events that will explore the political, societal and cultural influences the African Diaspora has had world-wide, with a special focus on the role of the African Diaspora Community in Germany.

Public panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, musical performances and artistic exhibitions will provide the general public with a diverse range of opportunities to take part and experience Black History Month in Berlin. Contributors will include experts and high profile figures from academia, the arts, civil society, the private sector and the political sphere, including influential members of the African Diaspora from Germany, the US, and across the world.

Thomas Krüger

President of the Bundeszentrale
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Mark Donfried

Founder and Director of the
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

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