Africa to America: The Odyssey of Slavery

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Norfolk State University (Brown Memorial Hall Theatre)

700 Park Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23504

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You are cordially invited to join Voice of America, in partnership with Norfolk State University, for a live, televised international broadcast commemorating the 400th anniversary of slavery in America. The panel discussion will examine the arrival of the first Africans in North America, reparations, and the inherent controversy as well as the relevancy of slavery for today’s youth.

Tune into the live town hall on www.voanews.com or YouTube.com/VOAvideo and follow on social media using #VOA400 #Slavery

A special webpage dedicated to this project can be found here.


Moderator:

Peniel Joseph – Holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

Panelists:

Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the Liberal Arts College at Norfolk State University

Robert Vinson, Associate Professor of history & Africana Studies at The College of William and Mary College in Williamsburg, VA

Aimee Glocke, Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University at Northridge

Terry Brown, Superintendent of the Fort Monroe National Monument

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY)

Please join us for a reception after the program.

This event will take place in NSU's Brown Hall. A map of the campus can be found here.

Please arrive by 12:15 pm as the doors will promptly close at 12:20pm to avoid any disruptions in the live broadcast.


Please RSVP by Friday, August 16

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