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Title: Defending the 'Negro Race': Lamine Senghor and Black Internationalism in Interwar France
Author(s): Murphy, David
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Keywords: anti-colonialism
black internationalism
Issue Date: 1-May-2013
Date Deposited: 24-Feb-2014
Citation: Murphy D (2013) Defending the 'Negro Race': Lamine Senghor and Black Internationalism in Interwar France. French Cultural Studies, 24 (2), pp. 161-173.
Abstract: This article examines the career of Lamine Senghor, a Senegalese veteran of the First World War, who emerged in the mid 1920s as the most influential black anti-colonial activist of the period. Senghor combined a communist-inspired critique of empire with an attempt to forge a transnational sense of black identity. Many of the questions facing Senghor remain relevant today: should the black community seek equality through its own independent pressure groups or through strategic alliances with mainstream political parties? And how does one engage with issues of racial (or religious) equality within the terms of the purportedly colour-blind and secular Republic?
DOI Link: 10.1177/0957155813477807
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in French Cultural Studies May 2013 vol. 24 no. 2 161-173 by SAGE. The original publication is available at:

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