Lapidus Talks @ Noon: The Transatlantic Muslim Diaspora to Latin America in the 19th Century

January 26, 2017 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Speaker: Philip Misevich, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University, Lapidus Center Fellow

lapidusAfrican Muslims were present in almost every region of the Americas during the 19th century. The names of Africans rescued from slave ships provide us with valuable clues to their migration patterns across the Atlantic. These data suggest that, at the time while most West Africans came from the bights of Benin and Biafra, the majority of Muslims left from Upper Guinea. @SchomburgCenter  @LapidusCenter  #LapidusTalksAtNoon

Cost: FREE. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. First come, first seated. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Registration via

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Location Details: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037

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