Furthering the study of race in the Americas through interdisciplinary approaches
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On Friday 9th May 2014 at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, the RITA Group hosted the  Race in the Americas Seminar Series #3: The Impact of Race on Music. Here is the full conversation with Dr Bruce Conforth, discussing some of the most important pioneers of the blues and highlighting the clear links through to Chuck Berry and the dawn of rock 'n' roll. In addition Dr Conforth gave the Keynote address for the event entitled 'Rethinking African American Protest in Pre-War Blues and Folksong'.

Bruce Conforth Keynote 3 from Race in the Americas on Vimeo.

A Conversation with Dr Bruce Conforth from Race in the Americas on Vimeo.

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VIDEO:

The RITA Group was saddened to hear of the death of Dr Roger Magraw in November 2014. 

It is with great pleasure that we present this, one of his final presentations: here is Dr Roger Magraw presenting his paper 'Race and National Identity in French Jazz Discourse: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in France, c. 1930s - 1950s' on Friday 9th May 2014 at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. This paper was presented as part of the Race in the Americas Seminar Series #3: The Impact of Race on Music.

James Owen Heath posted a tribute to Dr Magraw on his blog site.

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Race in the Americas (RITA) 2014 Conference: Intersectionality: A Space for Theoretical and Practitioner Discussion, Saturday 22nd November to Sunday 23rd November, 2014 - School of Oriental and African Studies, The University of London

THANK YOU!

The Race in the Americas Group would like to extend a huge thank-you to all of our participants and delegates. The conference was a huge success and our biggest event to date. Highlights are available here via storify, kindly compiled by Zoe Samudzi

This conference on intersectionality was generously supported by the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and the Ain't I A Woman Collective. Video footage of the conference will be posted here very soon.

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Audio: 
Adunni Adams speaks to BBC Radio 94.9 on Friday 30th August about Exhibit B. Click here to listen.

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VIDEO: 
James Owen Heath: 'The Good Side of the South?  Race, Class and Politics in the South Carolina of Olin D. Johnston', Friday 23rd May 2014, University of Manchester 5th Annual American Studies Postgraduate Conference

The Good Side of the South? Race, Class and Politics in the South Carolina of Olin D. Johnston from Race in the Americas on Vimeo.


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A Big Thank You: The Impact of Race on Music - The RITA Group Seminar Series, 2013 - 14

The RITA group are would like to thank those who participated in and attended this seminar. In particular we would like to thank Dr Kevin Yuill and the National Glass Centre for hosting this event. Highlights of this event are available here.

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Skin Tone, 'Colourism' and 'Passing' - The RITA Group Seminar Series, 2013 - 14

The RITA group would like to thank the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, the Institute for the Study of Latin American Studies, our participants and delegates for making this seminar a great success. Click here for our tweeted highlights! 

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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: 'I Have a Dream' 50 Years On
 

Click here to check out the RITA group's celebration of the defining speech of the civil rights movement, brought to you with the contributions of Desmond King, Rogers M Smith, George Lewis, Kevin Yuill and others.

 

 

 



PICTURE: By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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The R.I.T.A. Group Seminar Series funded by the Institute of Latin American Studies


We are delighted to announce our success in securing funding from the Institute of Latin American Studies to host a series of four seminars. We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to this seminar series.
A huge thanks to the ILAS.