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Information Meeting—Summer 2020 in Ghana, Accra

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5 p.m.
403 Wilson Commons

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Join us for an informational meeting for the Summer in Ghana study abroad program. (Food will be served.)

Program Description

Biographies of Emancipation in the Black World explores the sites and figures who contributed to the emancipation of the Black world, understood here as the African continent and peoples of African descent. The choice of Ghana derives from its role in the articulation of the narrative of black emancipation. The city of Accra, with the street names and various parks and monuments, is in itself an embodiment of this struggle.

Places to be visited:

  • Accra: The Dubois Memorial House for Pan African Culture
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Independence Square (formerly Black Square)
  • Slave Castles (Cape Coast and Elmina)
  • Kakum National Park
  • Kumasi: the Kente Village

Dates: June 8 - July 9, 2020

Cost: $3,750

Instructor

Cilas Kemedjio
Director, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
Faculty of the Institite of African Studies, University of Ghana
cilaskemedjio@rochester.edu