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Sunday Lecture Series at OCHM: Dr. Omar Ali

February 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a lecture from Dr. Omar Ali titled “Understanding Black History as American History”! African  Americans have played an integral role in the creation and development of the United States from the colonial period to the present. Since 1619  when the first twenty Africans were brought to the shores of the  Chesapeake to the election of the nation’s first black president, black  men and women have contributed to the economic, political, and cultural  growth of the U.S. Much of how U. S. history is taught, however,  marginalizes the African American narrative. This presentation will engage audiences in an exploration of how “Black History” is “American  History” without glorifying the contributions of men and women of  African descent, yet demonstrating their significance in shaping  America’s narrative.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council