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Global Timbuktu - Meanings and Narratives of Resistance in Africa and the Americas
Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Contact Center for African Studies - 848.445.6638

draftFlyerGlobalTimbuktuSymposiumCover 400In the early 1800s Free African Americans and emancipated slaves adopted the name Tombouctou for their towns, linking their own struggle for freedom and equality with the prestige of the medieval town, a center of Islamic scholarship and African accomplishment.  Meet with scholars and researchers from Mali, South Africa, the United States.  Learn about the history, archaeology, and significance of the sites in the U.S. and Mali, West Africa.  Join them for an in-depth visit to Timbuctoo, New Jersey.

Listen to a podcast on the Timbuktu Manuscripts Project

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Location Rutgers - Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall

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contact us Center for African Studies
Lucy Stone Hall
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Phone: 848.445.6638
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