African History Project - Angela Davis on Black Female Activism

ONLINE LECTURES | Black History Month

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The Black Feminine

The Black Feminine, on Black Female Activism

Monday 12 October 2020, 6.30pm (UK)

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About the lecture

In this lecture and conversation, we trace the development of Black female activism, exploring 19th and 20th century campaigns against racism and in support of women’s and human rights. We will look at the nature of Black female activism and its interactions with wider Black emancipatory and women’s rights movements. In particular we will explore the nature of Black feminism as distinct from but also existing within wider feminist discourses.

In what promises to be an engaging and dynamic session, we will look at some of the most passionate and charismatic Black female leaders. This is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the history of Black female activism, the unique issues it addresses, the unique challenges it faces and the unique methodologies it employs.


Apeike Umolu is the founder of the African History Project. She is a passionate historian taking a keen interest in all aspects of Black political history. She specialises in African history of the 19th and 20th centuries and has undertaken historical studies at the University of Oxford. She researches extensively on Black political history and is working on her first book Birth of Nations: West Africa 1945-1960.