Public Education

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With the collaboration of reputable and independent scholars, the Collective for Black Iranians is committed to highlight the connections between the African and the Iranian people. Through poetry, visuals, historical facts and more, the Collective affirms the interconnectedness between Blackness and the Iranian identity. Stay tuned as we roll out our truths…

History of the Persian Gulf Slave Trade

Representation of Blackness in Iranian Society

Further Study

Frantz Fanon
Black Skin, White Masks
Cheikh Anta Diop
The African Origin of Civilization
James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time
Mariama Ba
So Long a Letter
Steve Biko
I Write What I Like
Kwame Nkrumah
I Speak of Freedom
Angela Davis
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
Audre Lo
Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Marcus Garvey
Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey
Cheikh Anta Diop
Precolonial Black Africa
W.E.B. Du Bois
The World and Africa
Eve Troutt Powell
A Different Shade of Colonialism
Eve Troutt Powell
Tell This in my Memory
Saidiya Hartman
Scenes of Subjection
Omar Ali
Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery Across the Indian Ocean
Aime Cesaire
Discourse on Colonialism