‘Sir George Williams University Anti-Racism Protest, 1969’ Syllabus

West Indian Students and the Computer Centre Occupation

Austin, David. “All roads led to Montreal: Black Power, the Caribbean, and the black radical tradition in Canada.” The Journal of African American History 92.4 (2007): 516-539.

  Belgrave, Teddy. Chapter 2. In Chike Pilgrim (Ed.) Power: Interviews 1970 T&T, Part 1, Sekou Center, 2020.

Belgrave, Valerie. “The Sir George Williams Affair” In Ryan, Selwyn, & Steward, Taimoon (Eds) The Black Power Revolution 1970: A Retrospective. University of the West Indies Press (1995): 119-133.

Belgrave, Valerie. “Memories of a Hot Winter.” The Caribbean Review. August 3, 2017.

Eber, Dorothy. The Computer Centre party: Canada meets black power. Tundra Books, 1969.

Forsythe, Dennis. Let the Niggers Burn: The Sir George Williams University Affair and Its Caribbean Aftermath. Black Rose Books, 1971.

Hébert, Paul C. "A Microcosm of the General Struggle": Black Thought and Activism in Montreal, 1960-1969. 2015. University of Michigan, PhD Dissertation.

Martel, Marcel. “‘Riot’ at Sir George Williams: Giving Meaning to Student Dissent.” In Laura Campbell, Dominique Clement, Gregory Kealy (Eds). Debating Dissent: Canada and the Sixties (2012): 97-114.

Mills, Sean. The Empire Within: Postcolonial thought and political activism in sixties Montreal. McGill-Queen's Press-MQUP, 2010.

Cadotte, Olivier. Remembering Concordia’s Computer Riot. The Link. Sept 4, 2018.

Palmer, Bryan. Canada’s 1960s” The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era. University of Toronto, 2009.

Rennie, Bukka. Chapter 1. In Chike Pilgrim (Ed.) Power: Interviews 1970 T&T, Part 1. Sekou Center, 2020.

Sir George Williams Affair. McGill Blogs.

Tunteng, P. Kiven. “Racism and the Montreal Computer Incident of 1969.” Race 14.3 (1973): 229-240.

Walcott, Rinaldo and Idil Abdillahi. Black Life: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom. Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2019.

West, Michael O. “History vs. Historical Memory Rosie Douglas, Black Power on Campus, and the Canadian Color Conceit.” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 6.1 (2017): 84-100

West, Michael O. “History vs. Historical Memory Rosie Douglas, Black Power on Campus, and the Canadian Color Conceit.” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 6.2 (2017): 178-224.

Williams, Dorothy W. The Road to Now: A history of Blacks in Montreal. Véhicule Press, 1997.

“Sir George Williams Affair” in Fiction and Film

Mohabir, Nalini and Ronald Cummings. Literature and the Sir George Williams University Protest. sx salon 33. February 2020. http://smallaxe.net/sxsalon/issues/sx-salon-33/articles

Kellough, Kaie. Dominos at the Crossroads. Véhicule Press, 2019.

Crisis at Sir George. Directed by Renée Morel. Connections Productions, 1999.

Thomas, H. Nigel. Behind the face of winter. TSAR Publications, 2001.

Ninth Floor. Directed by Mina Shum. NFB, 2016.

An(other) Antilles. Directed byImara Anjani Rolston, 2016.

Caribbean Resistance connected to Montreal, 1969

Austin, David. Moving Against the System: the 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Making of a Global Consciousness. Between the Lines, 2018.

Brand, Dionne. “Bathurst.” In Bread Out of Stone Recollections, Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming, Politics. Vintage Canada Edition, 2019: 32-50.

Bunce, Robin and Paul Field. Darcus Howe: A Political Biography. Bloomsbury, 2014. https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/darcus-howe-a-political-biography/ch6-revolution-in-trinidad

Cruse, Romain. Le Mai 68 des Caraibes. Mémoire d’encrier, 2018.

Cummings, Ronald and Mohabir, Nalini. The Fire that Time: Transnational Black Radicalism and the Sir George Williams Occupation. Black Rose Books, 2021.

Douglas, Rosie. Chains of Change: Focus on Dominica. Committee in Defence of Black Prisoners, 1974.

Forsythe, Dennis. West Indian Radicalism Abroad. 1973. McGill Dissertation.

Hudson, Peter James. “Imperial designs: the Royal Bank of Canada in the Caribbean.” Race & Class 52.1 (2010): 33-48.

James, C.L.R. “Black Power: It’s Past, Today, and the Way Ahead” London, 1967.

Lewis, Rupert. “Walter Rodney: 1968 Revisited.” Social and Economic Studies (1994): 7-56.

Nicholls, David. “East Indians and Black Power in Trinidad.” Race. 12.4 (1971): 443-459.

Payne, Anthony. “The Rodney riots in Jamaica: The background and significance of the events of October 1968.” Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 21.2 (1983): 158-174.

Rodney, Walter. “Black Power – It’s relevance to the West Indies.” Groundings with My Brothers. London: Bogle-L'Ouverture 1990

Ryan, Selwyn, & Steward, Taimoon. The Black Power Revolution 1970: A Retrospective. University of the West Indies Press, 1995.

Teelucksingh, Jerome. "The Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago." Black Diaspora Review 4.1 (2014): 157-186.

West, Michael O. “Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney's Expulsion from Jamaica.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism12.1 (2008): 93-104.

Michael West, “Origins Of The February Revolution...40 Years Later,” The Caribbean Review, Feb 28 2010, 2010.

Sir George Williams Affair Protest, Policing, and the Law

Austin, David. Fear of a Black Nation: Race, sex, and security in sixties Montreal. Between the Lines, 2013.

Canadaland Podcast. "THE POLICE #3 - Dirty Tricks." November 11, 2020.  https://www.canadaland.com/podcast/the-police-3-dirty-tricks/

Kaufman, Fred. Searching for Justice: An Autobiography. Toronto: Osgoode Society, 2005.

Hewitt, Steve. Spying 101: The RCMP’s Secret Activities at Canadian Universities, 1917-1997. University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Maynard, Robyn. Policing Black Lives. Fernwood Publishing, 2017.

Decolonizing Knowledge & Transforming Universities

Andrews Kehinde. “The Black Studies Movement in Britain: Becoming an Institution, Not Institutionalised.” In Arday J. and H. Mirza (Eds). Dismantling Race in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Bhambra, Gurminder K., Kerem Nisancioglu, and Dalia Gebrial. Decolonising the University. Pluto Books, 2018.

Blackett, Adelle. “Follow the Drinking Gourd: Our Road to Teaching Critical Race Theory and Slavery and the Law, Contemplatively, at McGill.” McGill Law Journal 62 (2016): 1251-1278.

Chantiluke, Roseanne, Brian Kwoba and Athinagamso Nkopo, Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, editors. Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire. Zed Books, 2018.

The Curriculum is Everything. Chimurenga 15, 2010.

Davies, Carole Boyce, Meredith Gadsby, Charles F. Peterson, and Henrietta Williams, editors. Decolonizing the Academy: African diaspora studies. Africa World Press, 2003.

Drake, Jarrett. “Documenting DissentMedium. Nov 7, 2016.

Farmer, Ashley. “Archiving While Black.” The Chronical of Higher Education. July 22, 2018.

Lamming, George. “Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual.” Coming Coming Home: Conversations II. House of Nehesi, 2000.

Cummings, Ronald and Nalini Mohabir. “On the Legacies of the 1969 Sir George Williams Student Protests” Special issue of Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 43. 2021.

Morreira, Shannon and Kathy Luckett. “Questions Academics Can Ask to Decolonise their classrooms.” African Skies. November 14, 2018.

Noxolo, Patricia. “Introduction: Decolonising geographical knowledge in a colonised and re‐colonising postcolonial world.” Area 49. 3 (2017): 317-319.

Tate, Shirley. “Putting Feelings in Words: Racism and Wellbeing in Universities.” Professorial Inaugural Lecture. Leeds Beckett University, 2017.

Sharpe, Christina. “Black Studies: In the Wake.” The Black Scholar. 44.2 (2014): 59-69.

Walcott, Rinaldo. “Outside in Black studies: Reading from a queer place in the diaspora.” Editors Maureen Fitzgerald and Scott Rayter. Queerly Canadian: An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies Canadian Scholars Press, 2012.

Walcott, Rinaldo. “Genres of Human: Multiculturalism, Cosmo-politics, and the Caribbean Basin” Editor Katherine McKittrick. Sylvia Wynter: On being Human as Praxis. Duke University Press, 2015.

Walrond, Jean. “In the Diaspora, Black Caribbean Canadian Culture Matters: Perspectives on Education “Back Home”.” Editors Greg Wiggan and Charles Hutchinson. Global Issues in Education. Rowan & Littlefield, 2009.

Wa Thiong'o, Ngugi. Decolonising the mind: The politics of language in African literature. East African Publishers, 1992

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