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25 Years

The Complexity of the Struggle of African Descendants in Cuba Today

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Humphrey 215

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.)