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IHS Workshop: "Selling Africa to African Americans: The Birth of Roots Tourism in the Age of Decolonization"

Mon, March 8, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100

The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a talk by Dr. Tiffanay Gill, assistant professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin and IHS Fellow, entitled "Selling Africa to African Americans: The Birth of Roots Tourism in the Age of Decolonization" .

Gill earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2003.  Her current work explores African American beauticians and beauty salons and their role in twentieth-century social, political, and economic movements.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please e-mail Courtney Meador to reserve your lunch by 9 a.m., Friday, March 5.

Professor Gill’s faculty home page

Sponsored by: IHS, History Dept.


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