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18:30 - 19:30 24 November 2011

Excavating 'Egypt' in the African American Imagination


UCL Petrie Museum of Egyption Archaeology (link Map)
Malet Place | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

From the land of the Paroaohs to the contemporary bridge between African and Islamic words, the idea of 'Egypt has played a crucial role in the African American imagination of freedom from the bondage of slavery and its legacy. This talk explores the idea of 'Egypt' both ancient and contemporary - as a key imaginative touchstone for the black liberation struggle in the United States, from the 19th century through to the 'age of Obama'.


Petrie Museum
+44 (0)20 7679 2884 | petrie.museum@ucl.ac.uk