Making African America: Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness

Date & Time
Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
Lectures & Discussions
Free. Passes Required
About this Event
The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Join us as we explore topics such as the expanding geographies of civil rights, defining African American and transnational identities, and notions of home and belonging, as well as the forces underlying the tensions, shared histories, and alliances between different black ethnicities in the United States. Symposium website:…

The symposium will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park-Stamp Student Union on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17. On Saturday, April 18 there will be a related Community Day from 11 am - 3 pm and last day of the Symposium on from 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm. On that same day there will be Writer's Panel and Book signing from 7 pm - 10 pm.

This ticket is for community day, panels and reception taking place 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 18 only. Access to other symposium sessions requires a separate ticket.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oprah Winfrey Theater
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW
University of Maryland, College Park

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