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Mapping the London Moment

by Finlay McCracken One of our goals of the London Moment project is to observe the interactions between various governments groups (governments-in-exile, academics, activists, and others) cooperating in London during the Second World War. ...

Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples: interracial “harmony” and colonial critique

The Jamaican physician Harold Moody was a passionate campaigner against racial discrimination in London in the 1930s and 1940s. His politization, which eventually led to the foundation of the League of Coloured Peoples (LCP) in 1931, is best explained by two reasons: Firstly, the constant struggle in face of the “colour bar”, and second his strong Christian faith. From its foundation until his death in 1947, Moody led the LCP, one of the most prominent Black political groups campaigning against racial discrimination in London at the time.

Decolonising public space?

Following the American example, historical statues in Britain have become the center of a debate about racism. The statue of the colonialist and slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, was knocked down and...

Cancellation of events

Due to the recent spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Humboldt University Berlin has taken immediate precautionary measures. All events, conferences and conventions are cancelled until July 20th 2020. Unfortunately, this also applies to...

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