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Professor Patrick Manning to speak at UWI on culture and imperialism

For Release Upon Receipt - February 24, 2010

St. Augustine

An upcoming seminar at The University of the West Indies (UWI) will examine the interplay of culture and politics throughout the African Diaspora in the era of white supremacy and imperial triumphalism. This event will take place on Thursday 4th March, 2010 at 1.30pm in the Audio Visual Room (309), Third Floor, Main Library.

Professor Patrick Manning, at the invitation of the Department of History, UWI, will re-examine the era of white supremacy in a guest seminar, titled “Culture and Politics in the African Diaspora: 1900-1960.” This era was also a time of extraordinary creativity in forms of music, dance literature, and drama throughout the Diaspora. The seminar aims to reinterpret the narrative of how cultural innovations created space that assisted black communities in demanding rights of citizenship and political participation.

For seminar papers or to book your attendance, please contact Shinelle Martin, UWI Department of History at, (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2026.

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