Human Dignity and Human Rights

The Legacy of the Black Civil Rights Movement in the Transatlantic World

08.09.2021 - 10.09.2021 / Tagung Nr. 36-3-21

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Augsburg und der Universität Erfurt

Leitung: Michael Mayer / Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson / Michael Haspel

Sekretariat: Alexandra Tatum-Nickolay, Tel: 08158-256-17

This conference aims at bringing together scholars from the United States and different European countries to discuss the legacy of the Black Civil Rights Movement from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective. We will take a closer look at the origins and uses of the concepts of human dignity and human rights within the movement and then explore how its legacy has inspired activism and organizations for racial and social justice on both sides of the Atlantic.