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  From Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Ossie Davis to Alice Walker, Kanye West and Nate Parker, Nat Turner has captured many people’s imagination. Yet 185 years after his death, the thirty-one year…

 

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. February 3, 2016. The New Year is bringing slavery into the mainstream. Nate Parkers’ The Birth of a Nation is the first…

 

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center. January 25, 2016. Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City a few days ago. Over…

 

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. June 29, 2015. On June 27, a plaque marking the site of New York City’s main 18th-century slave market was unveiled in Lower…

 

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. March 27, 2015. Since my graduate school days in Paris, I have been researching and writing and talking about the slave…

 

By Sylviane A. Diouf, Director, Lapidus Center. December 15, 2014. The United Nations has proclaimed 2015-2024 the International Decade for People of African Descent. In the next ten…