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Black History Month (October) Public Lectures

School of American Studies Black History Month Public Lectures at The Forum. All events are free and open to all.
Tuesday 1 October
Title:
 ‘“Forever Free?” Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Real Meaning of Freedom’ – Dr. Becky Fraser (UEA)
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Venue: 
Millennium Library
Nature of Event: 
Talk followed by Q&A
Cost:
 Free
Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
In the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all enslaved peoples in the Confederate States of America, this lecture will consider the very complex and complicated dimensions of freedom for the nearly four million enslaved peoples the Proclamation applied to. In addition it will question whether Lincoln can be, and indeed should be, hailed as the Great Emancipator, given the limits of the actual declaration and its historical legacies.
Thursday 10 October
Title:
 ‘Collection and Commemoration: Slavery in Sight and Memory’ – Nicole Willson (UEA) 
Time:
 12-1:30 pm 
Venue: Millennium Library
Nature of Event: Talk followed by Q&A
Cost:
 Free
Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
This talk looks at visual representations of slavery in museums and memorial sites across the United Kingdom. It considers the unseen and the unsaid in such commemorative spaces and addresses the idea that the practice of memorialisation is twinned with forgetting. Contemplating the evolution of museological practice from the birth of the modern museum in the eighteenth century, it also ponders whether such practices can offer restitution and for whom, if they do, this restitution serves. 
Tuesday 15 October
Title:
 ‘Warrior Marks: Alice Walker’s Writing’ – Dr. Rebecca Tillett (UEA)
Time:
 6-7:30 pm
Venue: Millennium Library
Nature of Event: Talk followed by Q&A
Cost:
 Free
Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
The controversy surrounding both the publication of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Color Purple (1982) and Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film adaptation focused on claims that Walker had refused a full focus on racism in order to discuss African American women’s experiences of sexism in the 1930s American South. Taking The Color Purple as a starting point, this lecture will assess the relationship between Walker’s writing and her own passionate and ongoing commitment to political commentary and activism.
Wednesday 16 October
Title:
 ‘The Local Dimension of the Anti-Apartheid Movement: the Case of Norfolk’ – Dr. Nick Grant (UEA)
Time:
 6-7:30 pm
Venue: Millennium Library
Nature of Event: Talk followed by Q&A
Cost:
 Free
Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
This talk will address the materials that make up the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement in Norwich exhibition. It will explore the contributions of local businesses, politicians and students in Norwich to the international consumer boycott of apartheid South Africa. 
    Thursday 24 October
    Title:
     Racial Profiling: The Case of Trayvon Martin – Prof. Charles Lumpkins (Penn State University)
    Time: 6–7:30 pm 
    Venue: The Curve 
    Nature of event:
     Talk followed by Q&A.
    Cost:
     Free
    Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
    Prof. Charles Lumpkins will discuss the recent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of the African American teenager Trayvon Martin. He will analyse the racial significance of the case in the US as well as the continued problem of racial profiling in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prof. Lumpkins is lecturer in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Pennsylvania State University.
      Thursday 24 October
      Title:
       Racial Profiling: The Case of Trayvon Martin – Prof. Charles Lumpkins (Penn State University)
      Time: 6–7:30 pm 
      Venue: Fusion gallery
      Nature of event: Talk followed by Q&A.
      Cost: Free
      Register via: n.grant@uea.ac.uk
      Prof. Charles Lumpkins will discuss the recent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of the African American teenager Trayvon Martin. He will analyse the racial significance of the case in the US as well as the continued problem of racial profiling in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prof. Lumpkins is a lecturer in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Pennsylvania State University.
      Monday 14 - Thursday 31 October
      Title: The Global Anti-Apartheid Movement in Norwich
      Time:
       Weekdays: 9am-8pm Saturday: 9am-5pm.
      Venue: 
      Millennium Library foyer
      Nature of event: Exhibition
      Cost: Free
      Running as part of the celebrations for Black History Month 2013, this exhibition will examine the extent to which the local political landscape influenced the character of anti-apartheid protest in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. Made up of original materials form the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive, it will outline the efforts of local businesses to boycott South African goods and document the fundraising campaigns launched to enable black and coloured students from South Africa to study at UEA.
      For more information on the School of American Studies at UEA, click here
      Banned Books Week and Black History Month October 2013
      This year Millennium Library will be celebrating both promotions together as they run a series of events based around the novels The Color Purple by Alice Walker and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. More events are planned so please keep checking back to this page or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries for more info.