Professor of black studies and sociology discussing Liverpool's apology for slave trade

Presentation takes place on Feb. 18 in Gallagher Student Center | February 18, 2008

Mark Christian, an associate professor in black world studies and sociology at Miami University Hamilton, is speaking on the topic of  "The Age of Slave Apologies: The Case of Liverpool, England" in the Gallagher Student Center Theater on Monday, Feb. 18, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Using the case study of Liverpool’s apology for its role in the transatlantic slave trade, Christian explores the concept of slave apologies. He will examine the substance of such an apology and what it has meant for Liverpool’s black communities in the contemporary sense.

A native of Liverpool, he has published numerous articles on black British and African-American experiences in key journals in the field and beyond. Christian is a senior Fulbright recipient and a major contributor to the first Encyclopedia of Black Studies with four essay contributions. The author/editor of three books to date, his latest edited volume is titled Black Identity in the 20th Century: Expressions of the US and UK African Diaspora. Presently, he is researching the Marcus Garvey movement in relation to Columbus, Ohio.