Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Making African America: Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness Symposium, starting 3/5

The long-delayed (virtual) symposium, Making African America: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness, will be starting this Friday, March 5. The Symposium is a collaboration between the Center for Global Migration Studies and the National Museum of African American History and Culture; it was originally scheduled as an in-person event last April, but will instead take place virtually over several weeks this March (with panels held on Fridays and Saturdays). 

The symposium brings together scholars, journalist, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to shape what it means to be black in the United States. I’m attaching the program booklet, with the schedule and participants. To register, look on the online schedule for an orange register button for each session.