Char­maine A. Nel­son

“Liv­ing Mem­ory,”


“Cana­dian uni­ver­si­ties are re­ally be­hind those in the United States in es­tab­lish­ing aca­demic de­part­ments in African-di­as­pora stud­ies. Our coun­tries have par­al­lel his­to­ries in terms of pat­terns of set­tle­ment and of ex­ploita­tion of Africans, yet we in Canada are in de­nial. To study black his­tory is also to study Indige­nous his­tory and Euro­pean his­tory.” Char­maine A. Nel­son is the 2017/18 Wil­liam Lyon Macken­zie King vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor of Cana­dian Stud­ies at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity.

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