13th Annual Black New England Conference
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, NH 03106
The Black New England Conference, now in its 13th year, is an annual 2 day gathering where academics, artists, activists, and community members share insights and research on Black experiences, past and present, in New England and beyond. The Conference is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history.
The 2019 Conference will explore the varied ways African Americans have produced and spread news. We will examine the roles African American have played in the mainstream media, covering politics, sports, money and social issues, alongside the role Black publications like Ebony and Jet played in shaping class aspirations. We will also consider the future of “Black News,” how it might reimagine what it means to be Black in America.