Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority.
This exhibition, the first of its kind, retraces—in over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs—the lives and achievements of a few of the many talented and prominent Sidis of yesterday.
Introduction by Kenneth X. Robbins, Omar H. Ali, and Jazmin Graves at 4pm
Exhibition opening and reception from 5-7 pm, University Art Gallery
Friday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.