African Students Union To Host Screening of “White King, Red Rubber, Black Death”


This school year marks “50 Years of African Studies at Ohio University.” As part of the celebration, the African Students Union and African Studies Program are hosting a screening of the film White King, Red Rubber, Black Death on April 9, from 6-9 PM in the Friends of the Libraries Room. The film is a critical analysis of King Leopold II of Belgium’s treatment of the native inhabitants of the Congo Free State in the years 1885-1908, during which time he administered forced labor camps of shocking brutality and plundered the colony’s natural resources for his personal gain.

After the showing, Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History, will moderate a panel discussion. The panelists include African History students Fatou Doumbia, Mohamed Meissara, Grant Brown, Kevin Hales, Maxwell Nimako, Rhoda Doku, Kwame Owusu, and Saran I. Goodson.

Students and faculty interested in African studies, history or language are encouraged to attend the event.