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Black Germany

An Exhibition by Robbie Aitken, Sheffield Hallam University

14 May to 11 June 2019

Based on ground-breaking research, the exhibition Black Germany employs a number of biographies, accompanied by photographic images, in order to look at the largely forgotten development of a Black Diaspora in Germany from the 1880s up to 1945. In doing so, it provides insights into the routes and reasons that brought African men and women from the colonies to Germany pre-1914; it looks at forms of employment and the politics of Black residents during the interwar period; and it touches on the fate of Black residents and their German-born children during the period of National Socialism.

Dr Robbie Aitken is a Reader in History at Sheffield Hallam University.

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Mo, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays
Free Admission

Exhibition Poster (PDF file)


Opening Event on 14 May 2019, 5:30pm

German Historical Institute London

With talks by historian Robbie Aitken (Sheffield), on “Making the Visible the Invisible – Black Germany in the Age of Empire”, and poet, dramaturge and editor Philipp Khabo Koepsell (Berlin), on “Afro-Deutschland – The Making of an Activist Movement“.

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