“Senegal as the Door of Return for the Black Diaspora”
Orlando,Fla. – A Florida A&M University law professor is the keynote speaker for the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, Senegal’s, Black History Month celebration.
Professor Jeremy Levitt, Ph.D., will deliver a speech “Senegal as the Door of Return for the Black Diaspora.”
In his address, Levitt, distinguished Professor of Law, envisions and articulates a new paradigm of Pan-African engagement between Senegal and the Black Diaspora, particularly African-Americans.
Senegal’s greatest natural resource is not oil and gas, but what Levitt refers to as the “Black Trifecta,” – Gorée Island, the African Renaissance Monument and the Museum of Black Civilizations – because together, these distinct global landmarks, related cultural infrastructure, and prospective diaspora policy, have the power to capture the imagination and mobilize a new generation of Black diasporans to return home.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Dr. Jeremy Levitt, Keynote Address
Senegal as the Door of Return for the Black Diaspora
Museum of Black Civilizations
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Dr. Jeremy Levitt, Roundtable Moderator
Africa, its Diaspora and the Door to Return
African Renaissance Monument
Click link for Smithsonian Magazine article on the opening of the Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal.
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