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18:00 - 19:30 7 December 2017

Book launch: 'Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960'


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Nicholas Grant, Lecturer in American Studies, University of East Anglia, Nicholas Grant is a Lecturer in American Studies. He joined UEA in 2013 after completing his doctoral research at the University of Leeds. His research and teaching engages with the fields of African American and black international history.

UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to host Dr. Nicholas Grant (UEA), who will be discussing his new book Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960 (UNC Press).

This transnational account of black protest, examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black activism into conversation with the foreign policy of both the U.S. and South African governments, this study questions the dominant perception that U.S.-centered anticommunism decimated black international activism. Instead, by tracing the considerable amount of time, money, and effort the state invested into responding to black international criticism, the book outlines the extent to which the U.S. and South African governments were forced to reshape and occasionally reconsider their racial policies in the Cold War world.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)2031089721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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