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Cabildos Speaker Series presents Adom Getachew
A 'Common Spectacle of the Race': Garveyism's Visual Politics of Founding

In July 1920, just a month before the first annual convention of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the association’s co-founder, Marcus Garvey, announced, “We are a new people, born out of a new day and new circumstance.” The convention, he argued, was a moment of political founding on the model of the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. This talk will examine the UNIA’s conception of political founding, with particular attention to central role of images, theatricality and performance.

The Cabildos Speaker Series was established as a means to:

• Listen to Black voices
• Foreground cutting edge scholarship
• Contextualize United States history in an African Diaspora context
• Highlight the links between academic research and activism.

Sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and the Aberbach History Program Support Fund.

Apr 28, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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