Lapidus Center Presents: Black Colonists: The African History of the Pre-Sugar Spanish Caribbean

April 24, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
In Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640, David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, depicts the early Spanish Caribbean as an extension of events and patterns established in western Africa and the Atlantic Islands. This new approach illustrates how African forced migrants became de facto colonists in the Spanish Caribbean’s major port cities and their hinterlands. Wheat will be in conversation with historian Herman Bennett, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, whose forthcoming study is entitled Soiled Gods: Africans and Sovereign Power in the Early Atlantic.  Watch on livestream.  @SchomburgCenter LapidusCenter  
Cost: FREE. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

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

Phone: 917-275-6975

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