The fire that time : transnational Black radicalism and the Sir George Williams occupation (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The fire that time : transnational Black radicalism and the Sir George Williams occupation
Checking...

The fire that time : transnational Black radicalism and the Sir George Williams occupation

Author: Ronald Cummings; Nalini Mohabir
Publisher: Montréal ; Chicago ; London : Black Rose Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In 1969, in one of the most significant black student protests in North American history, Caribbean students called out discriminatory pedagogical practices at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), before occupying the computer centre for two weeks. Upon the breakdown of negotiations, the police launched a violent crackdown as a fire mysteriously broke out inside the centre and racist chants  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fire that time.
Montréal ; Chicago ; London : Black Rose Books, 2021
(OCoLC)1197781240
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Cummings; Nalini Mohabir
ISBN: 9781551647371 1551647370 9781551647395 1551647397
OCLC Number: 1140777379
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: edited by Ronald Cummings, Nalini Mohabir.

Abstract:

"In 1969, in one of the most significant black student protests in North American history, Caribbean students called out discriminatory pedagogical practices at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), before occupying the computer centre for two weeks. Upon the breakdown of negotiations, the police launched a violent crackdown as a fire mysteriously broke out inside the centre and racist chants were hurled by spectators on the street. It was a heavily mediatized flashpoint in the Canadian civil rights movement and the international Black Power struggle that would send shockwaves as far as the Carribean. Half a century later, we continue to grapple with the legacies of this watershed moment in light of current resistance movements such as Black Lives Matter, calls for reparations, or Rhodes Must Fall. How is the Sir George Williams "affair" remembered, forgotten, or contested? How is blackness included or occluded in decolonizing dialogues? The Fire That Time addresses those questions while it commemorates and reflects upon the transnational resonances of Black protest and radical student movements. Through a number of thoughtful essays, scholars examine the unfinished business of decolonization and its relationship to questions of pedagogy, institutional life and culture, and ongoing discussions about race and racism."--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.