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News

  • The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global migrations of African peoples cordially invites you to join in the celebration of the Performing Diaspora 2012. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Sharing the Africana Experience with the Global Community. This year’s celebration promises to be an unforgettable experience. Registrations are now open for the Workshop...
    Jan 20, 2012
  • “SLAVE, SETTLER AND SOLDIER” THE STORY OF RICHARD PIERPOINT AT WELLINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES. ABOYNE – In honour of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, explore the upcoming exhibit Richard Pierpoint: Slave, Soldier, Settler. This exhibit tells his story of his life from slavery, through two wars and as one of the earliest settlers in Wellington County.
    Jan 12, 2012
  • Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada, by Natasha L. Henry. On August 1, 1834, 800,000 enslaved Africans in the British colonies, including Canada, were declared free. The story of Emancipation Day, a little-known part of Canadian history, has never been accessible to the teen reader through either the school curriculum or classroom resources, despite its significance in...
    Jan 12, 2012
  • L'afrique centrale atlantique Nombre d'articles dans ce numéro : 16. Publié par l’association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire. Sous la direction de Jean-Marc Masseaut. Sommaire du numéro : L’INTERIEUR Ahmadou SÉHOU Les pratiques esclavagistes à l’intérieur des sociétés camerounaises :préludes et survivances des...
    Jan 11, 2012
  • We leave behind us 2011, UN Year for People of African Descent, and move forward with the UNESCO campaign for a permanent memorial at the United Nations to honour the victims of the Slave Trade, now identified as a Crime Against Humanity. The goals of the Tubman Institute for 2012 are in keeping with this ongoing campaign of recognition, knowledge mobilisation and reparation.
    Jan 03, 2012
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute would like to wish Happy Holidays to our partners and friends. This past year has been an exciting one which has seen the creation of new partnerships and the expansion of our membership base. We thank you for your continued participation and support in making the Institute a success. We look forward to your support and participation in the New Year. The Institute...
    Dec 19, 2011
  • Performing Diaspora is a celebration of Africanist expressive culture, which is held annually in February, at York University and its neighbouring Jane and Finch community. The celebration brings together a number of African and African Diaspora artists and arts educators, York university students and alumni and other interested students, music and dance enthusiasts and the larger community, to...
    Dec 09, 2011
  • The Museu Vivo do São Bento in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, announces the launch of the book "Escravidão, Farinha e Comércio no Recôncavo do Rio de Janeiro, século XIX" by Dr. Nielson Rosa Bezerra, which will be held on December 15, 2011. Dr. Bezerra, a partner and affiliate of the Tubman Institute, got his PhD from Universidade Federal Fluminense (Niteroi,...
    Dec 05, 2011
  • Áccents on Eglinton Bookstore presents... A book launch and book signing of "African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe", by Tim Stapleton, to be held Saturday, November 19, 2011, 7:00pm, at Áccents on Eglinton Bookstore. Tim Stapleton is Professor of African History with a special interest in Southern Africa and Zimbabwe, and is also Director of the History Masters...
    Nov 17, 2011
  • Canadian Association of African Studies / Association canadienne des études africaines. Laval University, Quebec, Canada. 2 - 4 May 2012. In recent times African societies have experienced tremendous changes, whether the dimension be social, economic, demographic, political, media-related, cultural, or religious. This conference aims to explore, in both...
    Nov 17, 2011