NYU to Host Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition, and Creative Progress, Oct. 9-11


NYU s Institute of African American Affairs will host Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition, and Creative Progress, Oct. 9-11, at NYU s Kimmel Center for University Life. Poet Maya Angelou will head the symposium s plenary session on Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd, 135th Street). Subways: 2, 3 (135th Street). For more information, call 212.998.IAAA (4222).

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Maya Angelou Heads Plenary Session, Oct. 9 at Schomburg Center

New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs will host “Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition, and Creative Progress,” Oct. 9-11, at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, NYC). The global symposium, held 200 years after passage of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act made transporting or importing slaves in the United States or its territories illegal, will examine slavery, the slave trade, and its consequences today. “Slave Routes” will feature panel discussions, literary readings, musical performances, film and video screenings by distinguished scholars, writers, musicians, visual artists, and organizers from the U.S., Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street); 1 (Christopher Street/Sheridan Square).

Poet Maya Angelou will head the symposium’s plenary session on Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd, 135th Street). Subways: 2, 3 (135th Street). The plen 500

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