UCL: Black History: A Universal Human History Aspiration for Justice Conversation with Director Lonnie Bunch

The Black Cultural Archives, Facing History & Ourselves and UCL Culture are pleased to invite you to join us for a civil dialogue to celebrate Black History Month with Director Lonnie Bunch, Smithsonian National African American Museum of Culture and History & Honorary Senior Fellow at UCL.

The narrative of the African-American struggle for freedom, liberation and belonging represents a universal human history aspiration for justice. How does this struggle read in the context of the Black Experience in the United Kingdom? What are the challenges documenting and memorialising the histories of that experience in a cultural institution? How should we develop approaches to teaching “Black Histories” so that they become integrated into our curriculums? How can we weave them into broader human histories of liberation and affirming human dignity?

In conversation, Dr Bunch will reflect on his and the team’s efforts to interpret these human histories in the context of a new museum and the challenge of encouraging the citizens of a multiracial and multicultural democracy to come see, experience and reflect on this living legacy.

Together we will explore what learning we in the United Kingdom may draw on today in our ongoing struggle to build a 21st Century democracy based on shared values, human dignity, civility, inclusion and respect for all.


Thu 11 October 2018 -18:30 – 20:00 BST LOCATION  UCL Cruciform Building, B304 – LT1 Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT  View Map

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