Sunday, 14 October 2012

Event at Salford WCML

Wednesday 17th October 2012

2pm - The Working Class Movement Library in Salford marks Black History Month with a talk by Natalie Zacek on Frederick Douglass and Manchester: a 'liberating sojourn'.

Douglass is celebrated for his activities in the abolitionist movement in the United States, but his visit to Manchester in 1846 was a crucial moment in the evolution of his thought on slavery, race, economics, and politics. This talk describes the centrality of Manchester and the North West in this radical transatlantic movement.

Natalie is Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Manchester.

3pm - 5pm

Andy Merrifield, author of Magical Marxism and intellectual biographies of John Berger and Guy Debord, will speak about The Enigma of Revolt: Occupy and Beyond.

Joseph Maslen (Edge Hill) will speak on “Confession to Contentment”: Growing Old on the Left in late C20th Britain

All welcome; admission free; light refreshments after. The talk forms part of the WCML 's continuing series 'Invisible Histories series. To be followed by drinks at the Crescent Pub. Organised by the  Radical Studies Network

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