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August 30 2013

Black France A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long…

Black France
A three-part series looking at the history of France’s black community and their long struggle for recognition.
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/08/201382894144265709.html

Between one and five million French citizens claim African or Caribbean heritage. These numbers are, however, estimates, as population censuses do not recognise race.

For over a century, black immigrants, though never officially identified as different, were treated as ’others’.

Even today, of France’s 577 members of parliament, only five are black.

This three-part series tells the story of blacks in France - a long history of segregation, racism, protest, violence, culture and community building - from the turn of the 20th century until the present day.

http://bcove.me/vnwiugfp
#aljazeera #documentaire #france #diaspora #afrique #caraïbes #metropole #histoire #société

August 13 2013

Hiding in plain view : Dealing with the legacies of Dutch slavery

Hiding in plain view: Dealing with the legacies of Dutch #slavery
http://africasacountry.com/hiding-in-plain-view-dealing-with-the-legacies-of-dutch-slavery

The year 2013 marks 150 years since the abolishment of slavery in the former — mostly Caribbean — Dutch colonies. It’s worth mentioning at the outset that the Dutch abolished slavery a while after the British (1833) and French (1848) and, only after much resistance. To mark the occasion, #Africa_in_the_Picture, an African Film […]

#HISTORY #keti_koti #Melissa_Weiner #The_Netherlands #The_Next_Step #Traces_of_the_Trade #Tula

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