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Events

  • 04/29/2011
    International Conference Our Legacy: Indigenous-African Relations Across the Americas April 29, 30 and May 1, 2011   “The essence of this country is bound up in Indian land and African slave labour.”
    04/29/2011 - 05/01/2011
  • 04/27/2011
    Alexandrian Society, VCU Department of History, 2011 Spring Symposium Atlantic Migration During Slavery: Part 1 Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue More information: alexsociety@vcu.edu The event is free and open to the public
    04/27/2011
  • 04/09/2011
    The distinguished work and career of Professor A. G. Hopkins Saturday, April 9, 2011 The University of Texas at Austin We invite scholars, colleagues, students and friends to attend the Conference in Honor of Professor A.G. Hopkins on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The goal of this conference is to celebrate the distinguished work of Professor A. G. Hopkins and his contributions to the field of history...
    04/09/2011
  • 04/05/2011
    The Tubman Seminar Series invites interested students and scholars to attend a seminar by Alia Paroo of York University concerning the ubiquitous and questionable role of the Indian along the east African coastline in Tanganyika of the 20th century. Finding common ground between two differing cultures linked by a broad and historical trade route, and understanding their connections, is a...
    04/05/2011
  • 04/02/2011
    Saturday, April 2 | 10:30-11:15am Curtis Lecture Hall – D Tubman Associate Fellow Karolyn Smardz Frost presented a special lecture on behalf of the Centre for Student Success of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies entitled “Digging for Toronto’s African Canadian Past”.
    04/02/2011
  • 04/01/2011
    GOSPEL MEETS CLASSICAL! The York University Gospel Choir will lift your spirits with the power of the most inspirational gospel anthems of yesterday and today. Hear Gospel Music like you’ve never heard before! This magnificent concert featured a 30-piece orchestra and accompaniment by hammond organ. Directed by Gospel powerhouse Professor Karen Burke, the 100+ voice choir was backed by a...
    04/01/2011
  • 03/30/2011
    Professor Paul E. Lovejoy, the Director of the Tubman Institute, is giving a talk at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. The title of his talk is: "The Divide that Binds?: African and African American Studies in Conversation".
    03/30/2011
  • 03/29/2011
    The Tubman Seminar Series invites interested students and scholars to attend a seminar by Dr. Jennifer Lofkrantz and Dr. Olatunji Ojo of St. Thomas University and Brock University concerning ideas of slavery and means of freedom through the complex process of ransoming. Dr. Lofkrantz and Dr. Ojo spoke at 280A York Lanes on Tuesday, March 29th between 12:00 noon and 1:30pm. We welcome participants...
    03/29/2011
  • 03/24/2011
    In 2001 the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) recognized that people of African descent have for centuries been victims of racism, racial discrimination and enslavement. It therefore spoke to the importance and necessity of ensuring their full integration into social, economic and political life. While great strides have been made towards such integration in many societies where...
    03/24/2011 - 03/26/2011
  • 03/22/2011
    Most Canadians are entirely unaware that slaves worked the fields of Toronto's elite in the early colonial period of the city's history, nor that it was an important terminus of the fabled Underground Railroad. Yet by 1861, Toronto was home to more than 1500 people of African descent. This seminar introduces the rich and varied 19th century heritage of peoples of the African diaspora in Canada's...
    03/22/2011