Black History – A Suppressed Story

10 Jan, 2024
18:00 - 19:00
Engelska | Exhibition | Talk


In connection to our current exhibition celebrating Carrie Mae Weems, the 2023 Hasselblad Award winner, we welcome journalist, author and educator Amat Levin to speak about power and resistance in relation to Africa’s pre-colonial history, the transatlantic and Arab slave trade, the Haitian Revolution, Leopold II’s reign of terror in Congo, civil rights movement in the United States and Africa, as well as Sweden’s colonial legacy and Afro-Swedish history. The lecture highlights why black history has traditionally been suppressed, why it’s important to change that, and what this knowledge can teach us about our time.

Amat Levin is the Educator of the Year 2023 and participated in Sommar i P1, 2022. He runs the acclaimed Instagram account “Black History” and a podcast with the same name. His book debut came in 2020 with “Slumpens barn – den osannolika berättelsen om när Sverige mötte Gambia” followed by the book “Black History” from 2022, which was nominated for the August Prize.

The lecture will be held in Swedish.

Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 6-7 pm
Location: Trappscenen, Gothenburg City Library

Image: Amat Levin, photo by Louise Helmfrid