This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of £18
What was the British Black Panther Movement, to which many of the defendants were affiliated? Why did the trial have such a profound impact on racism and anti-racism in Britain, and what are the legacies of the trial and the campaign?
This class will look at the campaigns against British colonialism and imperialism in the Caribbean which shaped the politics of Britain's Black Power Movement. It will also explore the cultures of resistance which make the Mangrove 9's story so compelling, and how the movements which organised the campaign went on to shape race relations in Britain forever.
Explore the history of the Mangrove 9 as part of Frank Crichlow's Archive.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone interested in the history of racism and anti-racism in Britain, of policing and the criminal justice system, and Britain’s Black Power Movement.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Image: Labour History Collection
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have learnt:
- How Britain's Black Power Movement was shaped by campaigns against British colonialism and imperialism in the Caribbean
- About the Mangrove 9 trial and campaign, and the individuals involved
- The legacies of that campaign, particularly its impact on race relations in Britain.
Meet the Tutor
Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper
Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper is a research associate in applied sociology at the University of Greenwich. He received his PhD from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, in 2016.
He has previously worked as a researcher in the Department of Philosophy at UCL and the Department of Geography at King's College London.
He has also lectured in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Adam's research focuses on policing, racism, and anti-racism in Britain and its former colonies. His book, Black Resistance to British Policing, will be published by Manchester University Press in spring 2021.
Need to Know
- 11:00 – 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper
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