The Lumumba District: The Genealogy and Germination of a Black Spatial Politics
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The enthusiasm for the field of black geographies has grown exponentially since it was formalized in the edited volume, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. As a scholarly approach, Black geographies are reliant upon a particular lines of sight, alternative value systems, methods, and liberatory practices. With this talk, I provide a genealogy of this framework through the works of Black geographers. I ground this analytic by way of a discussion of the origins and antecedents of the Republic of New Afrika. Webinar link: https://vassar.zoom.us/s/92562203330