Join The Africa Center on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at 6 PM ET for a community conversation about Africans in Harlem: An Untold New York Story, a newly released book by Dr. Boukary Sawadogo.
Africans in Harlem highlight the experiences of African-born migrants and their varied and dynamic influences on Harlem.
Dr. Sawadogo’s work provides a historical overview of the encounters and exchanges between Africa and Harlem which paved the way for today’s presence of African-born migrants.
Dr. Boukary Sawadogo is an author and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Black Studies at the City University of New York’s City College and CUNY Graduate Center.
As a specialist in African cinemas, Sawadogo’s work explores the African diaspora and immigration with a particular focus on African immigrant communities in the United States.
The program will be moderated by a sociologist and professor at Lehman College-City University of New York, Dr. Dialika Sall.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, 6PM – 8:30 PM
In-Person Program with Virtual Option – Registration Required
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall, 1280 Fifth Avenue (5th Avenue Entrance), New York, NY 10029, (map)
Photo credit: Bukary Savadogo.
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