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International Black Power Conference

For Release Upon Receipt - September 15, 2010

St. Augustine

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago and provides an opportunity to re-examine this period in our history. It is an opportunity to specifically direct research attention to unexplored themes of the Black Power Movement and place it in a global context. 

The Department of History at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with SALISES, CENLAC, local organizations and trade unions, will host the International Black Power Conference from September 17th-19th, 2010, at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus. 

The conference will focus on the following themes:


  • The earliest manifestations of Black Power


The Movement:

  • The leaders and their influences
  • Black Power in Tobago
  • Black Power in Trinidad
  • Gender and Black Power
  • Other ethnicities and the Black Power Movement


Impact on:

  • Education
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Economy
  • Trade Union movement
  • Consciousness
  • National and Ethnic Identity Formation


Post-1970 developments:

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Regionally
  • Internationally


Registration costs:

  • Overseas participants – US $100
  • Students – US $30