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Bull’s Head Bookshop

207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+1.919.962.7392

February 2019

TaKeia N. Anthony, ‘The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948: Mobilizing Diaspora’

February 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bull’s Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

TaKeia N. Anthony offers the first study of the ideology, influences and contributions of the Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association (UESA) and The African: The Journal of African Affairs. From 1927–1948, the UESA mobilized the African diaspora to fight against imperialism and fascist Italy. Formed by a group of educated Africans, African-Americans and West Indians based in Harlem and shaped by the ideals of Ethiopianism, communism, Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, Garveyism and the New Negro Movement, the UESA sought to educate the diaspora about its…

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April 2019

William L. Andrews, ‘Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840–1865’

April 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bull’s Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In ‘Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840–1865,’ William L. Andrews studies an entire generation of slave narrators. More than 60 mid–19th century narratives reveal how work, family, skills and connections made for social and economic differences among the enslaved of the South. Slave narrators disclosed class-based reasons for violence that broke out between ‘impudent,’ ‘gentleman’ and ‘lady’ slaves and their resentful ‘mean masters.’ Andrews’s far-reaching book shows that status and class played key…

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Herman L. Bennett, ‘African Kings and Black Slaves’

April 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bull’s Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In ‘African Kings and Black Slaves,’ Herman L. Bennett mines the historical archives of Europe and Africa to reinterpret the first century of sustained African–European interaction. These encounters were not simple economic transactions. Rather, according to Bennett, they involved clashing understandings of diplomacy, sovereignty and politics. In the eyes of Iberians, the extent to which Africa’s polities conformed to these norms played a significant role in determining who was, and who was not, a sovereign people—a judgment that shaped who…

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March 2020

In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics

March 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bull’s Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

As part of the Writer's Discussion Series, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host Benjamin Talton, professor of African history at Temple University. His research, writing, and teaching focus on politics and culture in modern Africa and the African Diaspora. He will be discussing his book In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics.   In This Land of Plenty presents Congressmen Mickey Leland as the embodiment of larger currents in African American…

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