International Conference at Goethe University Frankfurt, June 23-25, 2023
The last two decades have seen a plethora of new studies on the history of the Black Power movement. Taken together, these studies have revised one-dimensional interpretations of the movement, exploring its roots, the significance of local organizing, African American women’s contributions, the movement’s political impact, and its radical internationalism. Building on this foundation, this conference brings together a new generation of American, British, and German historians who shed fresh light on the Black Power movement’s complex history. While some of their contributions revisit topics that have long been of interest to historians of the era—African American women, education, and the movement’s global impact—others open up new historiographical trajectories, including the role of religion and collaborations between Black Power organizations and LGBTQ activists. Ultimately, this conference will help us better understand both the Black Power movement’s history and its legacy.
The conference is open to the public. Registration is not required.