“African Americans and Africa: A New History”, 11/18

“African Americans and Africa: A New History”, 11/18

African Americans & AfricaThe Trinity Global Leadership Initiative is proud to present the following event:

Book Talk: “African Americans and Africa: A New History”

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00-1:15 pm

Dr. Nemata Blyden, Prof. of History, George Washington University

There are still a few copies of the book left, in case you would still like one: just submit an essay below!

Prof. Blyden will speak about her new book, African Americans and Africa: A New History (Yale University Press), which traces the relationship between African Americans and the continent of Africa since the period of slavery.

To get a FREE copy of Prof. Blyden’s book before the event, please respond in 200-250 words to the following essay prompt:

In 1925, Countee Cullen wrote a poem entitled Heritage (1925), which asks “What is Africa to me?”

What connections do you and your family have to Africa?

What family stories have you heard that pertain to Africa?

What does the term ‘African American’ mean to you?

How have you witnessed Africa described in television, movies, songs, and comic books?

No need to respond to all of these questions – just pick one!

Essays can be submitted using this link.

For questions, please write Prof. Stocker at stockerj@trinitydc.edu.