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Understanding The Black Holocaust With Kesho Scott

Julien Cha
Cape Coast, Ghana is the location of where thousands of enslaved africans were brought to the Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Last month, Kesho Scott of Grinnell College presented a three-part lecture series on the black holocaust as part of the Drake Community Library's "Bucket Courses." This community event was at maximum capacity for Scott's presentation as the audience sought to learn more about the atlantic slave trade and why this period in world history is now being called a holocaust.

On this segment of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Scott about the importance of language when referring to the black holocaust, how her trips to Ghana and Poland shaped her thinking and what the patrons of the Drake Community Library took away from this experience.


Kesho Scott, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology at Grinnell College

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa