Memory of Slavery in the United States

May 24, 2013

Memory of slavery in the United States

Written by  Patricia Beauchamp Afad√©

The Shackles of Memory exhibit

Conference / exchange "collective memory of slavery in the United States"

Analysis of extracts of two recent films: Lincoln and Django Unchained

by Anthony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Studies of Slavery and Justice "at Brown University, Rhode Island (USA).

Monday, June 10, 2013 at 18:30

Amphitheater of the Natural History Museum, entrance rue Voltaire

Summary of intervention

Based on excerpts from recent movies (Lincoln and Django Unchained), Mr. Bogues examine how the issue of the memory of slavery in the United States evolved over the centuries and how it is integrated into the American collective memory.

He will present how the memory of slavery was raised in both films and historical narratives which are disseminated to the American public in the context of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation celebrated this year.

This presentation, conducted in English, will be fully translated simultaneously and will be followed by discussions with Mr. Anthony Bogues.