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Cabildos Speaker Series: Michael Dickinson: The Same Manner as Africa: West African Cultural Survival in the Early Black Atlantic

Michael Dickinson is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University.He was also the 2019-2020 Barra Sabbatical Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His research examines enslaved communitiesin early Anglo-American cities. His bookAlmost Dead: Slavery and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic, 1680-1807is forthcoming with University of Georgia Press.

The Cabildos Speaker Series was established as a means to:

• Listen to Black voices
• Foreground cutting edge scholarship
• Contextualize United States history in an African Diaspora context
• Highlight the links between academic research and activism.

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Sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and the Aberbach History Program Support Fund.


Friday, March 12 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Academic, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion


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College of Liberal Arts, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
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Erin Sneller

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