This year is the 40th anniversary of the Black Power Revolution in Trinidad and Tobago (also known as the Trinidad and Tobago Revolution of 1970). Black Power has been praised and criticized but few have properly analyzed its global impact. The Black Power movement also produced such charismatic leaders as Stokely Carmichael in the United States.
The 40th anniversary of the Black Power uprising in Trinidad and Tobago will be commemorated with an international academic conference to be held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, (West Indies) during Saturday 18th September to Sunday 19th September 2010.
The academic conference is being organized by the Department of History at St. Augustine. Co-sponsors include the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (both at St. Augustine campus). Other supporting organizations in Trinidad and Tobago include the National Joint Action Committee, History Society (at UWI), Emancipation Support Committee and the Public Services Association.
Proposals for panels or individual presentations are invited on any of the following topics:
Pan-Africanism and Garveyism: Elements of Black Power?
Origins of Black Power in T+T, Canada and U.S: University of the West Indies, Sir George Williams University
Shortcomings of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power
Influence of Black Power leaders such as Stokely Carmichael
Black Power and its influence on Black Studies
Black Power in Tobago
Black Power in Trinidad
Caribbean Personalities and Black consciousness: Walter Rodney, Eric Williams, T.A. Marryshow, T.U Butler, Makandaal Daaga, Khafra Kambon, CLR James
Black Power in Africa
Black Power in Canada
Black Power in Europe
Black Power in Latin America and South America
Women and Black Power
Black Power and its impact on Caribbean consciousness
Impact of the historical and autobiographical works: ‘Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America’ and ‘Ready for Revolution’.
Culture and Black Power
Military and Black Power
Ethnic minorities: Non-Blacks within the Black Power movement
Impact on Sports and Black Athletes
Black Power and the Caribbean economy
Effect on Religion- Christianity and Nation of Islam
Black Power and Trade unions
Black Power after 1970
Black Power and Globalization
The impact of Black Power on politics in USA and Barack Obama
Interested persons can send an abstract (not more than 500 words), a 2 page curriculum vitae and relevant contact information and/or names of proposed panelists (before 30 March 2010) to-- firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected presenters will be informed by 20 April 2010. Presenters will be expected to source funds for airfare and accommodation.
Full papers are due by 15 August 2010.
Registration costs – Overseas participants US $70
Students – US $20
Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh
Department of History
The University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago
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