Speaker: Dr. Tomas Fernandez Robaina, University of Havana, the National Library, and the anti-racism group ARAAC
Biography: A researcher at la Biblioteca Nacional in Havana and a professor at the University of Havana, Tomás Fernandez Robaina is a prolific author on AfroCuban issues. He started writing in 1968 and in 1994 wrote El negro en Cuba 1902-1958: Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial (The Blacks in Cuba 1902-1958: Notes on the history of the struggle against racial discimination). He is also Asesor of the Fundacion Ortiz and a member of UNEAC and of the Cuban National Comittee on Slave Routes as well as of a number of several other bodies.
Co-Sponsored with the Minnesota Cuba Committee (Website: www.minnesotacubacommittee.org.)