A former president of the American Historical Association, Manning is considered among the most prominent historians on African history, the African diaspora and global migrations. During his lecture, “The African Diaspora: Teaching About the Black Experience Worldwide,” Manning will discuss the African migration to the Americas, Europe and Asia during the past five centuries and how that migration has enriched cultures worldwide.
“The lecture combines stories of Black history in the Mississippi Valley, South America, Africa and Asia to provide a picture of conflict and change in the modern world,” Manning said.
SFA’s Department of History will host a reception for Manning from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Old University Building located at 411 N. Mound St. Light refreshments will be served.
The lecture will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102.
For more information about the reception of lecture, contact Dr. Mark Barringer, chair of SFA’s Department of History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.