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Posted on: May 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] “…Dying, but fighting back”: The Myth of African Docility - Monday, June 4, 7-8 pm

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In preparation for Remembrance Day 2018, join Chadra Pittman Walke, founder & executive director of The Sankofa Projects, for  “…Dying, but fighting back”: The Myth of African Docility,” Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe once said that “Until the lion has its historian, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”  In this case, Chadra is the historian, the lions are the untold stories of the African Diaspora, which have erased the contributions of African people. Chadra Pittman Walke is working diligently to change that paradigm.

Like the name of her organization, Sankofa, which translates as “reach back and fetch it,” Chadra invites you on a journey back through time during this lecture. Travelling from the shores of Africa to today, unlearn the myths of African docility and that current events are impacted by  slavery and the untold history of the Middle Passage and African Diaspora.

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