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February 5, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

NEWS TIP: Africa in the Americas Exhibit Featured at UT Tyler Muntz Library

Africa in the Americas exhibit at the UT Tyler Muntz Library

"Africa in the Americas" traces the experience of Africans in Latin America from the establishment of slavery to the dawning of emancipation with the Haitian Revolution and is part of the library’s observance of Black History Month.

For more information or to arrange group visits, call 903.566.7165 or visit http://library.uttyler.edu.

A public exhibition produced by Humanities Texas titled “Africa in the Americas: Slavery in Spanish and Portuguese Realms” currently is displayed at the UT Tyler Robert Muntz Library as part of Black History Month observance. exhibit

The exhibit traces the experience of Africans in Latin America from the establishment of slavery to the dawning of emancipation with the Haitian Revolution.

“The Muntz Library presents ‘Africa in the Americas’ as a means to promote ongoing dialogue about the history of the ‘New World’ and common aspects of the heritage of American countries, both north and south,” said Angel Rivera, UT Tyler outreach librarian.

The exhibit will continue through Friday, Feb. 27.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.

For more information, call Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

 

 
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