Following Old Trails, and Forging New Path in the Africa-Native American Narrative, April 2, 2021

“Following Old Trails, and Forging New Path in the Africa-Native American Narrative”

A talk by Angela Walton-Raji

This presentation will examine a past history of African descended people immersed in Five Native American communities. It shall examine people who were taken westward during the years of Indian Removal. Among them, were enslaved Africans, some free and later all freed and remained within the native community where they lived. This discussion involves a topic of identity, culture and belonging among both men and women. The presentation will also include methods of documenting this undertold story, and how to avoid the false narratives that often surface.

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About Oberlin Indigenous Women's Series

In 1999, a committee of students and staff from the American Indian Council, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People came together in order to raise awareness surrounding this history of United States and European imperialism in the Americas and the Pacific Islands. 

The result of their groundbreaking work was the first annual Indigenous Women's Series.  The long-term goal of the series has been to increase the institutional awareness and support of indigenous issues in the curriculum and among the campus community.  

The MRC hosts the Indigenous Women's Series bi-annually.


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Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm