Awakening to Reparations: Race, Colonialism, and Black Vitality, 1865-1914

Hosted by the Department of International History

Online, United Kingdom


Professor Kris Manjapra

Professor Kris Manjapra

Professor, Tufts University


Professor Piers Ludlow

Professor Piers Ludlow

Professor, LSE

Department Annual Lecture

 In this presentation, 'Awakening to Reparations: Race, Colonialism, and Black Vitality, 1865-1914', Kris Manjapra will explore a constellation of four later-19th C black scholar-activists — Martin Delany, E.W. Blyden, Anna Cooper, and Marcus Garvey — located across three continents. Their Pan-Africanism, when understood as a manifestation of reparations struggle, provides us insights into the way black vitality was imagined and enacted amidst continuities of colonial oppression.

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Speaker and Chair

Professor Kris Manjapra works at the intersection of transnational history and the critical study of race and colonialism. He is the author of five books, including his comparative study of global emancipation processes and the implications for reparations movement today: Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation (Scribner and Penguin, 2022). His previous book, Colonialism in Global Perspective (Cambridge, 2020), contributes to the emerging field of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies. And Age of Entanglement: German and Indian Intellectual across Empire (Harvard, 2014) received the 2019 International Merck-Tagore Prize.

Professor Piers Ludlow is Head of Department of the International History Department at LSE.


More about this event

This event is will be recorded as a podcast and made available to the public soon after.

The Department of International History (@lsehistory) teaches and conducts research on the international history of Britain, Europe and the world from the early modern era up to the present day.

Photo: Pan-African Association. Pan-African Conference, 1900. W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Professor Manjapra Image: Beowulf Sheehan.

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