John L Warfield Center

Diaspora Talk Series-Sun, Sand and Civil Rights? The Politics of Black Tourism in the Segregated Colony of Bermuda

Wed, October 17, 2018 | Gordon-White Building (GWB) 2.206

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sun, Sand and Civil Rights? The Politics of Black Tourism in the Segregated Colony of Bermuda
Sun, Sand and Civil Rights? The Politics of Black Tourism in the Segregated Colony of Bermuda

Join us for our Diaspora Talk Series. We will have Dr. Theodore Francis, Assistant Professor if History in the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at Huston-Tillotson University, unpack how segregation of African American tourists and black Bermudians created a unique opportunity to advance their collective and individual civil rights agendas.

 


Bio:

Theodore Francis is an Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at Huston-Tillotson University.  Theodore graduated from Morehouse College before receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. in Caribbean-Atlantic World History from the University of Chicago. He teaches courses on American, African American and Caribbean History, as well as advising various student organizations. Theodore is interested in the intersections of history and contemporary issues of racism and has participated in programs that investigate conceptions of race and the challenges of racism, such as, the HBCU Truth and Reconciliation Oral History Project, the Bermuda Race Relations Initiative, and a faculty seminar at Yale University on the memory of the Civil War and the removal of confederate monuments.

He is currently completing Insurgent Itineraries: Bermuda, Black Tourism and Desegregation in the Age of Jim Crow a manuscript exploring the role of African American tourists and Black tourism in the process of desegregating the British Caribbean Island of Bermuda. 

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