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Black German Cultural Convention Speech Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi Identity African Diaspora Germany AFROTAK TV cyberNomads On The Road Reports African Diaspora The Black German Knowledge Archive Media Culture Education NetworkBlack German
Cultural Convention Speech Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi Identity African Diaspora Germany AFROTAK TV cyberNomads On The Road Reports African Diaspora The Black German Knowledge Archive Media Culture Education Network

LOOKING BACK to 2011
As Part of the Black German Cultural Society Convention Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi(Afrotak TV cyberNomads – The Black German Knowledge Education Media Archive Africa – Germany, May Ayim Award, Black Media Congress Germany, Berlin) spoke on:  The African Identity in Germany Today

Here you see the Program of the Convention and its participants:

BGCSNJ Convention Program

Friday, August 19

6:00 – 6:15 pm Welcome

6:15 – 6:30 pm Presentation of Award

Hans J. Massaquoi Jr. (on behalf of Hans J. Massaquoi, Sr.)

“Champion of the Humanities Award” of the Humanities Council of

Washington, DC.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Keynote Address

Noah Sow

“Irmgard and James W. Tanner Memorial Lecture”

Geteilte Geschichte: The Black Experience in Germany and the US

7:30 – 8:30 pm Reception

Saturday, August 20

8:30 – 9:30 am PANEL I: Black Experiences Before WW II

Chair: Martin Klimke (GHI Washington)

William Strickland(DuBois Research Center, UMass Amherst)

Otto von Bismarck: DuBois’ Original Role Model of Racial Statesman

Amilcar Shabazz(DuBois Research Center, UMass Amherst)

Du Bois and the Strengthening of Trans-Atlantic Connections: Digital

Discoveries in the Afro-German Experience

Dan Lee(U.S. Department of Defense)

Reconstructing Jim Crow: the Segregation of German South West Africa

9:30 – 9:45 am Coffee Break

9:45 – 10:30 am PANEL 2: Black Experiences Before WW II cont’d

Chair: Maria Höhn (Vassar College)

James K. Blackwell, Jr.(North Carolina Central University)

Muherero riKarera: The Construction of Blackness in German Colonial

Children’s Literature

Robert Wesley Munro(Michigan State University)

The Historical Phenomenon of African American Scholars Studying in Germany

10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 pm PANEL 3: Race and Gender in Postwar Germany

Chair: Silke Hackenesch (Free University, Berlin)

S. Marina Jones(University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Afrophilia and Black Germania: Black German Perceptions and Experiences

in West Germany, 1950-80s

Kira Thurman(University of Rochester)

“She is neither Cleopatra nor the Queen of Sheba:” The Black Female Other

in Postwar German Opera Productions

Tiffany N. Florvil(University of South Carolina)

“A Covenant of Women-Bonding”: Kinship, Friendship, and Belonging

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 pm PANEL 4: Race and Gender in Postwar Germany cont’d

Chair: Janice D.M. Mitchell (Gallaudet University)

Peggy Piesche(Hamilton College)

Without the master’s tool: Audre Lorde’s Black Internationalism and Black

German Feminists – A transnational shift of Diaspora

Nkechi Madubuko

Importance of Race in the German Labor Market: Acculturative Stress of

Afro-Germans

2:15 – 3:30 pm PANEL 5: Transatlantic Adoption

Chair: Peggy Piesche (Hamilton College)

Yara-Colette Lemke Muniz de Faria (German Historical Museum, Berlin)

How to Adopt a German War Baby: Transatlantic Adoption of “Brown Babies”

Silke Hackenesch (Free University, Berlin)

Race, Citizenship, and Identity: The discourse on the so-called brown babies and occupation children in the United States and Germany

Nadine Golly (Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany)

The Idea of a Cosmopolitan Family: The Hidden Experiences of Afro-Germans in the Danish Adoption Discourse

3:30 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm PANEL 6: Civil Rights in Transatlantic Perspective

Chair: Felicitas Jaima (New York University)

Rebecca Brueckmann

Pointing Fingers: German Reactions to the Central High School Desegregation Crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957

Priscilla Layne (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Lothar Lambert’s film BERLIN HARLEM (1974)

Kimberly Singletary (Northwestern University, Chicago)

Soul Expulsion: Black (American) Women, Sex Appeal, and Representation in German Media

7:00 – 10:00 pm Conference Dinner

Carlyle Suites Hotel: Patio

1731 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Sunday, August 21

9:00 – 9:45 am PANEL 7: Sharing our Stories

Chair: Victoria Robinson

Debra Tanner-Abell (Pittsburgh)

Family History

Vera Ingrid Grant (W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African

American Research at Harvard University)

Paper Girl: A Novel

9:45 – 11:00 am PANEL 8: Research Perspectives

Chair: Leroy Hopkins (Millersville University)

Sara Lennox(UMass Amherst)

Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture

Maria Höhn(Vassar College)

The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany

11:00 – 11:45 pm PANEL 9: Identity

Chair: S. Marina Jones (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi(Afrotak TV cyberNomads – The Black German Knowledge Education Media Archive Africa – Germany, May Ayim Award, Black Media Congress Germany, Berlin)

The African Identity in Germany Today

Claudia Seele

Young Children’s Ethnifying Practices: An Ethnographic Research in a Daycare Center in Berlin

11:45 – 12:15 pm Coffee Break
12:15 – 1:30 pm Concluding Discussion & Roundtable: Organizing Ourselves
Chair: Rosemarie Pena

Claudia Becker (North Carolina Central University)

HBCU/HMC Student Needs and Successes in German Language Studies & in

Study Abroad Experiences in Germany
Leroy Hopkins(Millersvillle College)

Alle lernen Deutsch
Janice Mitchell(Gallaudet University)

Alle lernen Deutsch

1:30 pm Departure