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Black Is, Black Ain't

April 20 – June 08, 2008


Friday, May 16, 2008, 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Roots Revival
Saidiya Hartman, Rick Kittles, moderated by Hamza Walker

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free

To describe scholarship in African-American studies as robust is an understatement. Coming from diverse fields, these two outstanding scholars will give voice to the current vogue of African-American genealogical research from a scientific and a humanist perspective.

Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, is most recently the author of Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007). Rick Kittles, Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago, is founder of African Ancestry, Inc., the first business venture to offer dna-based genealogical mapping.

This event will take place in Swift Hall, Room 310 (3rd floor lecture hall). Swift is the building directly east of Cobb Hall. FREE

Saidiya Hartman, Rick Kittles, Hamza Walker
Panel Discussion, 2008

Roots Revival

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