THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

The First International Congress of Black Writers and Artists

The First International Congress of Black Writers and Artists, held from September 19-22, 1956 at the Sorbonne in Paris, was a meeting of leading black intellectuals to address the issues of colonialism, slavery, and Négritude. It was organized by the panafrican quarterly cultural, political, and literary review, Présence Africaine; the publishing house and nexus of the black community in Paris.

The First International Congress of Black Writers and Artists, was one of the most significant gatherings of black intellectuals in the twentieth century. The congress continues to remain a landmark event in the history of twentieth century. The Congress featured such speakers as Richard Wright, Léopold Senghor, Aimé Césaire, and Frantz Fanon.

Read a New York Times article on the account of Richard Wright’s experience in France by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/y9suk9rk

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