Hannah Arendt Center and German Studies Program present:
Seeing Double: Charlotte Beradt’s Black Power Reportages
Jana Schmidt, Visiting Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Olin Humanities, Room 202
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
This event occurred on: The lecture takes the German Jewish writer Charlotte Beradt’s radio reportages on black politics from the 1960s as an example of the exile’s double vision - forever seeing the place you left “behind” the one you inhabit - and as a model for transforming memories into spaces of encounter, potential, and political relation. In rewriting the history of “Black Power” for German radio listeners, Beradt thereby also challenges us to perk up our ears to the resonances of seemingly distant historical experiences.