Join us for an exploration of the Black Lives Matter movement in contemporary America
A leading scholar of the Black Lives Matter movement, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, discusses BLM, and race and class in America in the age of Trump.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Taylor is also author of the award-winning From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation published by Haymarket Books in 2016. She has also recently published How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective with Haymarket Books. Taylor has a forthcoming book with the University of North Carolina Press titled Race For Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s. Taylor’s writing looks at black politics, black social movements and black radicalism, in addition to public policy and racial inequality. Taylor’s writing has been published in New York Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Review among others.
This event is the keynote lecture at the Scholar Activism conference, taking place at the British Library, 22–23 June, in collaboration with the University of Sussex, the British Association for American Studies and the US Embassy London. Conference attendees will be able to attend the lecture as part of their conference registration fee.
Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library
Image: Protestor in Minneapolis, 3 December 2015. Image by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr.