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Remembering Enslavement: Ghana Memories of the Slave Trade

Professor Greene is a leading scholar of pre-colonial West African history and a specialist on Ghana. She is the author of Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana (Indiana University Press, 2002); Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe (Heinemann Books, Social History in Africa Series, 1996). She is presently at work on an anthology of primary sources.
When Mar 23, 2007
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where 102 Weaver Building
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SANDRA E. GREENE  

 

Professor of History, Cornell University

Professor Greene is a leading scholar of pre-colonial West African history and a specialist on Ghana. She is the author of Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana (Indiana University Press, 2002); Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe (Heinemann Books, Social History in Africa Series, 1996). She is presently at work on an anthology of primary sources.

Remembering Enslavement: Ghana Memories of the Slave Trade

March 25, 2007, is the 200th anniversary of the abolition of British participation in the trans-Atlantic Slave trade, so this week is an especially appropriate time to reflect on collective memory of the slave trade as well as the trade itself. Professor Greene's presentation will draw upon a number of oral interviews to explore how Ghanaians, past and present, have talked about enslavement during the era of the Atlantic slave trade.