20 Oct, -
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A roundtable exploring the interconnections between local, national, and global Black history through the prism of three case studies.


Dr Charlotte Lydia Riley will explore some of the ways that the British Empire is commemorated in Southampton, and will ask whether – in the context of debates around Colston and Rhodes – the city needs to rethink its own relationship to imperial history.


Dr Hannah Young will investigate the life and writings of A. B. C. Merriman-Labor, a Sierra Leonian whose satirical observations of British life challenged the racism and imperialism of the Edwardian age.


Dr Christopher Prior will use a single moment in sporting history – protests against ‘rebel tour’ leader Mike Gatting playing cricket in Southampton in summer 1989 – to consider the city’s place in an increasingly networked world of Global South activism. 




This event is brought to you by the University of Southampton BAME network.

The Organisers

We are the University of Southampton Students’ Union (also called "SUSU"). We are here to represent the voice of students at every level and ultimately make their university experience unforgettable. Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students!