by Bernardino Tavares and Aleida Vieira
Bernardino Tavares and Aleida Vieira contributed to the book Mapping Black Europe: Monuments, Markers, Memories, edited by Natasha A. Kelly and Olive Vassel and published in February 2023 by Transcript Verlag.
Black communities have been making major contributions to Europe’s social and cultural life and landscapes for centuries. However, their achievements largely remain unrecognized by the dominant societies, as their perspectives are excluded from traditional modes of making public memory. For the first time in European history, leading Black scholars and activists examine this issue – with first-hand knowledge of the eight European capitals in which they live. Highlighting existing monuments, memorials, and urban markers they discuss collective narratives, outline community action, and introduce people and places relevant to Black European history, which continues to be obscured today.
The Open Access publication is available on the website of Transcript Verlag: [transcript]