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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Lecture: Two Sides of the Same Diaspora: Sites of Slavery and African Diaspora Roots Tourism

Jody Skipper
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Southern Studies
University of Mississippi

Through the Behind the Big House program in Holly Springs, and the Bimbia slave trade site in Cameroon, Skipper explores the challenges and possibilities linked to African diasporic roots tourism in the U.S. and Global Souths. This talk will address what inspires public engagement with sites of slavery and the work of practitioners building community with African American descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Part of the Department of Southern Studies Brown Bag Lectures series.