The global colour line
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 5.00pm to 6.00pm BST
Nearly 120 years ago, the African-American writer W.E.B. du Bois first spoke of the 'global colour line' and predicted that it would define the twentieth century. More recently, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has had huge international ramifications which suggests that the issue persists down to the present day. But has there really been a 'global colour line' in the past, and if so when was it drawn, whom did it divide, and does it still operate?
Dr Shruti Kapila will lead the conversation with Professor Saul Dubow, Dr Chika Tonooka and Dr Arjun Sharath as they discuss this pressing question in its wider historical and political context. Following the discussion there will be a live Q&A.
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