The Repatriation of W.S. Connolly, and Other Trips Home
WHEN Thursday | 8 Mar, 4:00 PM
WHERE B192 JFSB
The summer of 1919, the so-called “Red Summer,” brought racial violence to England, Latin America, the U.S., and the Caribbean. British colonial officials and their subjects established a “repatriation” program to send African- and Asian-descended people back to the remote corners of the empire. This intimate, familial view of British imperialism and its consequences will explore the meaning of gender, interracial marriage, and generational memory in the Atlantic World.
Nathan D.B. Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of the award-winning A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (2014). Connolly writes about racism, capitalism, politics, and the built environment in the twentieth century. His work pays special attention to people’s overlapping understandings of property rights and civil rights in the U.S. and the wider Americas.
Co-sponsored by Africana Studies and the Department of History.