Enslaved and Free Africans in Lower Manhattan, 1613-1741, with Sylviane Diouf

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Tuesday February 6

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street

This talk will explore the early slave trade, Africans' ownership of land during Dutch rule, slave revolts, and the Negros Burial Ground. 

Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. Her works have been awarded Outstanding Academic Book, the Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association, and more. She is the author, notably, of Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America; and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas.

A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, Dr. Diouf, a Research Associate at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice was the inaugural Director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library.

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