Islam and the Blues


Islam and the Blues

Type of Event: Lecture
Presenter: Dr. Sylviane Diouf

April 9, 2019
11:00am - 12:15pm
Alexander Room, EUC

Dr. Sylviane Diouf is an award-winning historian and the author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, among other books on Africa and the African Diaspora. She will be discussing the West African Muslim origins of the Blues in the U.S. South. Dr. Diouf is Visiting Professor at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Maison des Esclaves project on Gorée Island, Senegal.

Presented by Lloyd International Honors College, the Islamic Studies Research Network, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, the Department of History, Humanities Network and Consortium, and the Muslim Student Association. With support from the International Program Center Kohler Fund.