Preston, UK | October 2017

In Preston, at the University of Central Lancashire, where Hal participated in a conference, “The Red and the Black: the Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and its profound impact on Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. He presented a promo of an important documentary film by Yelena Deminovsky, BLACK RUSSIANS: THE RED EXPERIENCE, now in post-production, on the experiences of African Americans who left a violent, lynch-ridden USA in search of a dream of equality in the new Soviet Union. He also presented a paper, using the title of his book-in-process, “Mental Decolonization and the Cold War: African Student Elites in the USSR in the Khrushchev Era.”


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