1968 | Congress for Black writers held at McGill between October 11 – 14.

The second international Congress for Black Writers was held at McGill, and brought together intellectuals of African descent to examine, discuss, and debate concerns related to culture and identity. The event was attended by thinkers and activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean – including C.L.R James, Stokely Carmichael, Miriam Makeba, Rocky Jones, and Walter Rodney. It took place during a historic moment of transnational social and political change.